ostracon / jar
Ostracon, fragment (now split into two pieces) of the body of a pale-red pottery vessel, the interior is partially covered with a dark-brown resinous deposit, the exterior is covered with a self-slip and remains of six lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
- Excavated/Findspot: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 53 millimetres (max)
- Width: 59 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of six lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
To be published by J. Cromwell
fair (fragment split)
12 September 1998
Reason for treatment
Consolidate lifting surface, (possible soluble nylon layer) to prevent loss of pigment (script).
Previously treated. Reconstructed into two sections, appears to have been desalinated. No visible signs of soluble salts.
Stuck the two sections together using HMG heatproof and waterproof adhesive (cellulose nitrate).
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA63930
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