Monday, May 11, 2009

Ostrakon

SS18_Osiris[2009]

This is an ostrakon made of white limestone. These were used by artists for sketches and layouts for decorations within Egyptian tombs. This is a depiction of Osiris, believed to be a draft of a representation that decorated the tomb of Ramesses IV. (So sayeth the information plaque.)

1 comments:

Virginia May 11, 2009 at 11:25 PM  

The Carlos Museum looks like something I need to see the next time in Atlanta. Your photographs are just lovely!
V