ostracon / jar
Ostracon, fragment of the shoulder of a light-brown pottery vessel, the interior is covered with a dark-brown resinous deposit which is now flaking away in many places, the lower section of the exterior is grooved and the whole is covered with a light-brown slip, traces of both black- and red-painted texts survive.
- Excavated/Findspot: Wadi Sarga, 40
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 88 millimetres (max)
- Width: 115 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationTraces of both black- and red-painted texts.
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA64424
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