Ostracon, fragment of the body of a light-brown pottery ribbed vessel, the fabric is partially grey in section, the interior is spotted with a dark-brown resinous deposit, the exterior is covered with a self-slip and remains of two lines of Coptic text written in black ink, now smudged.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 27 millimetres (max)
- Width: 46 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of two lines of Coptic text written in black ink, now smudged.
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA61068
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