vessel / ostracon
Ostracon, fragment of the body of a pale red-brown pottery vessel, the fabric is partially grey-black in section, the surface of the interior has flaked away in a number of places, the exterior, which has also flaked away in a number of places, is covered with a self-slip and faint traces of at least three lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
- Excavated/Findspot: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 112 millimetres (max)
- Width: 69 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationFaint traces of at least three lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
12 September 1998
Reason for treatment
Consolidate lifting surface, (possible soluble nylon layer) to prevent loss of pigment (script).
Surface flaking areas require consolidation. No salts visible, although object has been damaged (laminating, flaking) through salt activity.
Reconstructed flake using HMG heatproof and waterproof adhesive (cellulose nitrate). 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: YCA65413
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