vessel / ostracon
Ostracon, fragment of the upper-body of a red-brown pottery ribbed vessel, the whole is very fragile (a collection of disassociated fragments is stored alongside), the fabric is partially grey in section, the interior is covered with a dark-brown resinous deposit, 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: 55 millimetres (max)
- Width: 50 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of one line of Coptic text written in black ink.
To be published by J. Cromwell
10 March 2006
stabilise as necessary
Objects fragile/ flaky/ crumbling, some with detached fragments.
Consolidated object as necessary using a variety of concentrations of Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone), applied by pipette or micropipette. Reattached detached fragments using HMG Paraloid B72 (methyl ethyl methacrlylate) if necessary. Filled gaps with paste made from PB72, glassmicrospheres and acetone if necessary.
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA64874
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