vessel / ostracon
Ostracon, worn section (reconstructed from a number of fragments) of the body of a red-brown pottery ribbed vessel, the outer surface of the interior is covered with a dark-brown resinous deposit, the remaining sections of the exterior are covered with a self-slip and faint traces of a number of lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
- Excavated/Findspot: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 54 millimetres (max)
- Width: 35 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationFaint traces of a number of lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
poor (very worn - reconstructed from fragments)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Object reference number: YCA65184
British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.
The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.