Ostracon, fragment of the body of a brown ribbed pottery vessel, fabric is grey-black in section, exterior covered with a brown slip and remains of nine lines of Coptic text written in black ink and containing medical recipe in which magical names are invoked.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga, 7?
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 122 millimetres (max)
- Width: 94 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of nine lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: "Concerning one whose (?) belly [ ] his feet and he . . . [ ] fingers of thy hand; lay them [ ] and say: Iaô, Iaô [ ] the sickness wherein he is [ ] bitumen and [ ]; place them on [ .] Concerning the cauldron [ ] they have not changed (or been moved) . . ."
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 20 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA59165
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