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Item #44456 The Ashmolean Ostracon of Sinuhe. John W. B. Barns.
The Ashmolean Ostracon of Sinuhe
The Ashmolean Ostracon of Sinuhe

The Ashmolean Ostracon of Sinuhe

Oxford: Griffith Institute, Ashmolean Museum, 1968. Reprint. Hardcover. Elephant Folio. (6)pp., 10 plates, 33 (8)pp. Original green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Frontispiece collotype. "The Ashmolean ostracon of the Story of Sinuhe has been more fortunate than some other important texts from Egypt in that its two halves, discovered or disposed of separately, have been finally reunited. The lower half, which had been broken into several pieces and put together by the dealer from whom it was purchased, was presented to the Ashmolean Museum by [Sir] Alan Gardiner in 1940, after some work had already been done on it. Not long afterwards Professor J. Cerny, while in Egypt, recognized the upper half and secured it for the Museum, which purchased it with a subvention from [Sir] Alan Gardiner... The details of its original discovery are unknown, but it can safely be assumed to have come from Der-el-Medinah. It measures 31.5 cm in width by 88.5 cm in height, and is thus larger than the Cairo ostracon of sinuhe (Cat. 15216) known as C." (Preface). Illustrated with 10 plates in collotype, plus the frontispiece, followed by 33 pages of commentary. Contains conclusive text and index at rear. Binding with library barcode and sticker, library plate on inside front cover and library pocket and numeric stamp on inside back cover. Previous owner's name inked to front free endpaper. Binding in overall very good, interior in near fine condition. vg to near fine. Item #44456

Price: $125.00

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