vessel / ostracon
Ostracon, fragment of the body of a red-brown pottery vessel, the fabric is partially grey-black in section, the interior is covered with a dark-brown resinous deposit, the exterior (now very worn) is covered with a red-brown slip and remains of a Coptic text written in black ink.
- Excavated/Findspot: Wadi Sarga, 43
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 27 millimetres (max)
- Width: 39 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of a Coptic text written in black ink.
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA65236
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