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)
This item is not on view
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
You may download and use Brooklyn Museum images of this three-dimensional work in accordance with a Creative Commons license
. Fair use, as understood under the United States Copyright Act, may also apply.
Please include caption information from this page and credit the Brooklyn Museum. If you need a high resolution file, please fill out our online application form
For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress
, Cornell University
, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums
, and Copyright Watch
For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright
If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
"CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
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.
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome
any additional information you might have.