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vessel / ostracon

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA70811

  • Description

    Ostracon (?), large section of the upper-body of a light-brown pottery ribbed vessel (perhaps the same vessel as 70810) with base of one handle surviving, the fabric is grey in section, the interior is covered with a yellow-brown resinous deposit, the exterior is covered with a self-slip, remains of four lines of red-painted Coptic text and a further line of red-painted cursive text.

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  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 155 millimetres (max)
    • Width: 189 millimetres (max)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        exterior
      • Inscription Language

        Coptic
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Remains of four line of red-painted Coptic text and another line of red-painted cursive text.
  • Curator's comments

    From same pot as 1987,0227.947

  • Condition

    fair

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1987

  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA70811

  • Registration number

    1987,0227.948

  • Additional IDs

    • 950
Ostracon (?), large section of the upper-body of a light-brown pottery ribbed vessel (perhaps the same vessel as 70810) with base of one handle surviving, the fabric is grey in section, the interior is covered with a yellow-brown resinous deposit, the exterior is covered with a self-slip, remains of four lines of red-painted Coptic text and a further line of red-painted cursive text.

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