vessel / ostracon
Ostracon, fragment of the body of a brown pottery ribbed vessel, very worn, the fabric contains a high number of small metallic inclusions, the exterior is covered with a self-slip and remains of four lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
- Excavated/Findspot: Wadi Sarga, ?
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 47 millimetres (max)
- Width: 83 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of four lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
To be published by J. Cromwell
5 February 1998
Consolidate lifting surface, (possible soluble nylon layer) to prevent loss of pigment (script).
Break edges laminating close to script. No visible salt crystals.
Consolidated locally using 5% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in 50/50 acetone and Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) applied with a paint brush.
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA65685
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