Ostracon, fragment of the body of a red-brown pottery ribbed vessel, the fabric is partially grey in section, the interior is covered with a dark-brown resinous deposit, the exterior is covered with a red-brown slip and remains of four lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 47 millimetres (max)
- Width: 70 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of four lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
Not on display
fair (exterior worn)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA61059
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