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Limestone ostracon: E.GA.3858.1943

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Current Location: Gallery 19

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Limestone ostracon

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Description

Owl, upper part on one side, uraeus (cobra) on other side. The owl spells an 'M' sound.

Measurements and weight

Length: 14.2 cm
Width: 10 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1943) by Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville, Major

Dating

New Kingdom
Circa -1550 - Circa -1069

Materials used in production

Limestone

Techniques used in production

Painted

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.GA.3858.1943
Primary reference Number: 58297
Oldadmincategory: SS
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 2 April 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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