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
Reason for treatment
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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