vessel / ostracon
Ostracon, fragment of the body of a brown pottery vessel, the interior is slightly ribbed, the exterior is covered with a brown slip and remains of seven lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
- Excavated/Findspot: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 84 millimetres (max)
- Width: 54 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of seven lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
5 February 1998
Consolidate lifting surface, (possible soluble nylon layer) to prevent loss of pigment (script).
Break edges laminating close to script, some loss of 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 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: YCA65647
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