ostracon / jar
Ostracon, fragmentary section of a red-brown pottery ostracon, the fabric is partially grey in section, the interior is smeared with an off-white deposit, the exterior is covered with a self-slip and remains of one line of red-painted Coptic text.
- Excavated/Findspot: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 63 millimetres (max)
- Width: 64 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of one line of red-painted Coptic text.
22 May 2002
Examine surface. Remove salts and relay fragments, consolidate and desalinate if necessary.
Surface lamenating, detached fragments.
Consolidated lifting fragments 5% and 10% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in acetone applied with a micropipette. Consolidated lifting and lamenating areas with very thin sheet of Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) inserted into gap. Acetone applied to soften resin and slight pressure applied to obtain adhesion.
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA64287
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