Ostracon in the Shape of a Stela
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Year 23 of Ptolemy (III Euergetes I?)
4 5/8 x 3 1/8 x 9/16 in. (11.7 x 8 x 1.4 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Ostracon in the Shape of a Stela, Year 23 of Ptolemy (III Euergetes I?). Limestone, pigment, 4 5/8 x 3 1/8 x 9/16 in. (11.7 x 8 x 1.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1851E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1851E_view1.jpg)
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Limestone ostracon in the shape of a small round-topped stela. The piece is inscribed on one side with 13 lines, and on the other side with 14 lines of demotic (black ink). The piece is thinner at the sides than in the middle. The text consists of a votive plea to the gods.
Condition: One side darkened; chips out of edge; text incomplete.
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