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Ostracon of a stone mason: E.GA.4324a.1943

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Current Location: Gallery 19


Ostracon of a stone mason






Stonemason at work, on one side, uraeus and inscription on other side. The stone mason is a stubbled man with a chisel in hand. He has his head thrown back and appears to be singing. On the reverse the scribe Imyshe, son of Nebnufer, offers to the snake goddess Meretseger.

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Length: 15.5 cm
Width: 14 cm

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


New Kingdom
Nineteenth Dynasty
Circa -1295 BCE - Circa -1186 BCE

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Accession number: E.GA.4324a.1943
Primary reference Number: 58783
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 24 April 2017 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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

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