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Description This thin rectangular plaque has hierolyphs shallowly incised on one surface. The back is rough. The feathery pattern typical of unpolished hippopotamus ivory appears in the recessed areas. The inscription, translated, reads: "Making incense for Khonsu."
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
12/15/1980Examinationexamined for exhibition
Exhibitions
  • Secret Signs: Egyptian Writing. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2003-2004.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] Making incense for Khonsu
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
664 BC-525 BC (Late Period; Saite)
Medium
hippopotamus ivory inlay
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.583
Measurements
H: 4 x W: 1 3/16 in. (10.2 x 3 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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