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vessel / ostracon

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA70205

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 86 millimetres (max)
    • Width: 104 millimetres (max)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        exterior
      • Inscription Language

        Coptic
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Remains of two red-painted Coptic characters, writ large.
  • Condition

    fair

  • Conservation

    See treatments 

    Treatment date

    10 March 2006

    Treatment proposal

    stabilise as necessary

    Condition

    Objects fragile/ flaky/ crumbling, some with detached fragments.

    Treatment details

    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.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1987

  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA70205

  • Registration number

    1987,0227.342

  • Additional IDs

    • 342
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.

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