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Ostracon in the Shape of a Stela

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone, pigment
  • Reportedly From: Memphis, Egypt
  • DATES Year 23 of Ptolemy (III Euergetes I?)
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 4 5/8 x 3 1/8 x 9/16 in. (11.7 x 8 x 1.4 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION 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)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.1851E_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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