vessel / ostracon
Ostracon, small fragment of the upper-body of a red-brown pottery vessel, the fabric is partially grey in section, the exterior is covered with a self-slip and remains of one line of Coptic text written in black ink.
- Excavated/Findspot: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 48 millimetres (max)
- Width: 30 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of one line of Coptic text written in black ink.
5 February 1998
Reason for treatment
Consolidate lifting surface, (possible soluble nylon layer) to prevent loss of pigment (script).
Break edges laminated. No visible soluble salt crystals.
Consolidated cracks using HMG heatproof and waterproof adhesive (cellulose nitrate) and acetone using a micro pipette.
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA65095
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