Hieratic Ostracon Dated to Year 21 of Ramesses II

Limestone, ink | 5.3in | c. 1258 B.C.

Unknown Artist

Ostraca (plural for ostracon) are potsherds used as surfaces on which to write or draw. The term is used, by extension, to refer to chips of limestone, which were employed for similar purposes. Despite their humble appearances, ostraca bear a wide ra...
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