vessel / ostracon
Ostracon, fragment of the body of a red-brown pottery slightly ribbed vessel, the fabric is partially grey-black in section, the interior is covered with a dark-brown resinous deposit, the exterior (now worn) is covered with a self-slip and faint traces of at least four lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
- Excavated/Findspot: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 56 millimetres (max)
- Width: 103 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationVery faint traces of at least four lines of fblack-painted Coptic text.
To be published by J. Cromwell
12 September 1998
Reason for treatment
Consolidate lifting surface, (possible soluble nylon layer) to prevent loss of pigment (script).
Surface lifting, no visible signs of salts.
Consolidated using 5% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in 50/50 acetone and Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) using a small 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: YCA65439
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