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vessel / ostracon

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA70710

  • Description

    Ostracon, fragment of the body of a red-brown pottery vessel, the fabric is relatively coarse and multi-coloured in section, the interior is thinly covered with a light-brown deposit, the exterior is covered with a light-brown slip and remains of two lines of Coptic text written in black ink.

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 63 millimetres (max)
    • Width: 77 millimetres (max)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        exterior
      • Inscription Language

        Coptic
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Remains of two lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
  • Condition

    fair

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1987

  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA70710

  • Registration number

    1987,0227.847

  • Additional IDs

    • 847
Ostracon, fragment of the body of a red-brown pottery vessel, the fabric is relatively coarse and multi-coloured in section, the interior is thinly covered with a light-brown deposit, the exterior is covered with a light-brown slip and remains of two lines of Coptic text written in black ink.

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