Women in the Temple: an Appeal to the Living by a Woman, on a Statue Fragment of the Late 1st Millennium BC in the Petrie Museum, London.

Document Type : Original Research Articles



Publication of a fragment from a basalt statue of a woman, inscribed with a short Appeal to the Living and provisionally dated to the Ptolemaic Period. The article introduces its acquisition history, material features, and inscription, addressing the question of female literacy in ancient Egypt


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