vessel / ostracon
Ostracon, fragment of the body of a pale-red pottery vessel, the interior bears the remains of four lines of Coptic text written in black ink, the exterior is grooved, covered with a light-brown slip and faint traces of five lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
- Excavated/Findspot: Wadi Sarga, 70
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 42 millimetres (max)
- Width: 47 millimetres (max)
Inscription Positionboth sides
Inscription TransliterationRemains of nine lines of Coptic text written in black ink (4 on the interior and 5 on the exterior).
Not on display
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA65068
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