Ostracon, fragment of the body of a red-brown pottery vessel, the fabric is grey in section, the interior is slightly grooved and covered with a dark-brown resinous substance, the exterior is covered with a red-brown slip and faint traces of seven lines Coptic text written in black ink, containing an account of expenses, including offerings on behalf of the dead and alms.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 133 millimetres (max)
- Width: 63 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationFaint traces of seven lines Coptic text written in black ink.
Inscription TranslationNote by W.E. Crum: "An acount of expenses, including offerings on behalf of the dead (l.2 prosphora) and alms (l.4 agape)."
fair (text faded)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 142 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA59199
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