Ostracon, fragment of the body of a pale-red pottery vessel, the fabric is relatively coarse and grey in section, the interior is slightly grooved and covered with a cream-coloured deposit, the exterior is covered with a cream-coloured 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: 81 millimetres (max)
- Width: 116 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of four lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: "Good God, have mind of my brother Sire the less. Amen."
fair (text faded)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 62
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Object reference number: YCA60815
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