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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Ostracon, fragment (one of two now joined) of the body of a pottery vessel, the fabric is grey in section, the interior is thickly caked with a black-brown resinous deposit, the exterior is elaborated with a bands of polychrome painted decoration and remains of four lines of Coptic text written in black ink, containing a possible liturgy.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 6thC-8thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 90 millimetres (max)
    • Width: 56 millimetres (max)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Remains of four lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
      • Inscription Translation

        Note by W.E. Crum: "Liturgy (?). (Greek). Two fragments of patterned ware. In a minuscule hand of Greek type."
  • Curator's comments

    To be published by J. Cromwell

  • Bibliography

    • Trismegistos 63030 ( bibliographic details
    • Crum & Bell 1922 p.45 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition


  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number


  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • O.Sarga 13 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)


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