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Clay ostracon

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Clay ostracon


written document


ostracon, figured


jar fragment, with two sketches of a lion(-ess) on recto, a head and accounts verso; the drawings on the recto are in black ink of lion head, in red ink of roaring lion head (in black the lion's mouth is closed and in the red painted overlay it roars).

Field Collection



length 10.4 cm
width 13 cm


New Kingdom


circa 1550 B.C. — 1069 B.C.


bequeathed: Gayer-Anderson, R.G. (Major) 1943 (Filtered for: Antiquities)


  1. Janssen, J.M.A.
    Reviews (Boekbesprekingen): Lions and sphinxes in ancient Egypt [page: 136]
    Source title: Bibliotheca Orientalis (September 1949)
    [comments: n. 21 and pl. III, fig. 4]
  2. Brunner-Traut, E.
    Egyptian artists' sketches; figured Oskraka from the Gayer-Anderson Collection in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
    [comments: no.24 p.52 pl.XIX - XX]



Accession Number

E.GA.4289.1943 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 58747; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-12)

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