ostracon / bowl
Ostracon (?), large section of the body of a brown pottery bowl with convex sides and everted rim, the fabric is greyish in section, both the interior and exterior are covered with a brown slip, the exterior is elaborated with one line of Coptic text written in black ink.
- Excavated/Findspot: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 46 millimetres (max)
- Width: 145 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of one line of Coptic text written in black ink.
To be published by J. Cromwell & J. Faiers
5 February 1998
Consolidate lifting surface, (possible soluble nylon layer) to prevent loss of pigment (script).
Corner fragment detached, and laminated. No visible soluble salt crystals. Possible treated with soluble nylon, surface bloom, obsuring script.
Stuck fragment consolidated crack using HMG heatproof and waterproof adhesive (cellulose nitrate) and acetone using a micro pipette.
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA65711
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