Ostracon of Senemut

The Ostracon of Senemut is an ancient Egyptian limestone ostracon. It dates from the reign of Hatshepsut (1479 BC – 1458 BC), in the 18th Dynasty.

Limestone ostracon of Senenmut.


The ostracon portrays Senemut, a courtier of Hatshepsut.

It is a figured-ostracon, of portrait type with heads only. The ceramic is made of white limestone, with dimensions of approximately 3 in (0.8 dm) by 7 in (1.8 dm).

The Ostracon of Senemut is currently part of the collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Traditionally, ostraca in Egypt were used for artist's sketchings, cartoons-caricatures, letter documents, school–practice writing, and graffiti.[1]

Ostraca depicting SenenmutEdit

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  1. ^ "Artist's Sketches of Senenmut". metmuseum.org. Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved 4 February 2020.

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