vessel / ostracon
Ostracon, large section of the shoulder and neck of a red-brown pottery grooved vessel, the interior is spotted with a dark-brown resinous deposit, the exterior is covered with a red-brown slip and remains of two red-painted Coptic characters, writ large.
- Excavated/Findspot: Wadi Sarga, ?1 or 1?
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 86 millimetres (max)
- Width: 104 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of two red-painted Coptic characters, writ large.
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: YCA64464
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