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Limestone ostracon: E.GA.4298.1943

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Current Location: Gallery 19


Limestone ostracon




A design of a temple doorway, on one side. This is a draftman's sketch of a shrine door with blank name panels, the head of Ptah and figures of a man. The inscription reads 'the nine bows' who were the traditional enemies of Egypt. There are details of the door on the sides. The ostracon depicts the head and torso of male figure (an official) with an inscription on other side.

Measurements and weight

Length: 27 cm
Width: 42 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1943) by Gayer-Anderson, R. G. (Major)


New Kingdom
19th Dynasty
Circa -1295 - Circa -1186

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.GA.4298.1943
Primary reference Number: 58756
Oldadmincategory: SS
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 4 March 2024 Last processed: Monday 4 March 2024

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

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