Ostracon with Sketch
The ancient Egyptians often made casual sketches on chips of limestone or pottery now called ostraka. The figure on one of these ostraka represents a horned animal, probably a goat, with a collar indicating that the creature was domesticated. The other piece shows a schematically drawn animal that cannot be identified.
- Medium: Limestone, pigment
- Place Excavated: Thebes (Sheikh Abd el Kurneh), Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1336-1295 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 3 13/16 x 6 7/8 in. (9.7 x 17.5 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 58.28.1
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Ostracon with Sketch, ca. 1336-1295 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 3 13/16 x 6 7/8 in. (9.7 x 17.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 58.28.1. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Limestone ostracon. In red paint, walking animal with long tail, a lion (?). Crude work. Condition: Edges broken. Paint flaking from surface. Area directly in front of face broken.
- Record Completeness: Best (82%)