vessel / ostracon
Ostracon, section (two fragments joining) of the body of a red-brown pottery vessel, worn, the fabric is partially grey in section, the interior is spotted with a dark-brown resinous deposit, the exterior is covered with a brown slip and remains of three lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
- Excavated/Findspot: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 53 millimetres (max)
- Width: 111 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of three lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
5 February 1998
Reason for treatment
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: YCA65695
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