Artist's Scaled Drawing of Hieroglyphs

Period: New Kingdom

Dynasty: Dynasty 18

Reign: Joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III

Date: ca. 1479–1458 B.C.

Geography: From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Hatshepsut Hole, MMA excavations, 1922–23

Medium: Limestone, ink

Dimensions: 16 x 14.5 x 4 cm (6 5/16 x 5 11/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1923

Accession Number: 23.3.4


This small sketch depicts a frequently occurring group of hieroglyphs meaning "life, prosperity, and dominion." The grid lines allowed the artist to draw the hieroglyphs at whatever scale was needed.