Ostracon, fragment from the body of a pale-red pottery vessel, interior slightly grooved, exterior covered with a cream-coloured slip and with remains of eight lines of Coptic text written in black ink, now faded. Fragments of a Creed.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 107 millimetres (max)
- Width: 94 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of 8 lines of Coptic text written in black ink, now faded.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by W.E. Crum: "We believe in [God, the Al]mighty, He that created the things we see and those we see [not.] And in one Lord, Jesus, the Christ, the only Son [ ? ] he (?) whom the Father begat before [all ages.] Light of [light . . ."
fair (text faded)
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 14
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Object reference number: YCA59092
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