Ostracon, fragment of the body of a red-brown pottery vessel with a red external slip, on which are the faded remains of two lines of Greek text in black ink.
- Excavated/Findspot: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 59 millimetres (max)
- Width: 63 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationFaint traces of two lines of Greek text.
Inscription TranslationTranslation by J. Cromwell [unpublished]: "Hathor 20. Piom [Medinet el-Fayum] […] Wine: 38 small measures […] Macarius, ca[mel-driver]."
poor (text faded and worn)
20 January 1997
Reason for treatment
Removal of soluble nylon if possible, desalinate. Consolidate lamenating areas if necessary.
Treated with soluble nylon . Script partly obsured. Surface discoloured white bloom present. Stored in storage tray.
Two applications of Wolber's IMS gel applied. (IMS,water,carboxypolymethylene,polyoxyethylene-15-cocamine) Each application left on for 3 hours and covered with cling film to prevent evaporation of Wolbers gel. Between applications the Wolbers gel was gently rinsed off using distilled water and a soft sable brush. After Wolber gel treatment desalination carried out. Object completely immersed in distilled water. Wash water changed on a daily basis. Conductivity readings taken of both the tap water and the wash water. DATE WASH WATER DISTILLED WATER measured in siemens 10-5/10-4 040197 0.3x10-5 050197 20.2x10-5 0.3x10-5 060197 6.7x10-5 0.3x10-5 090197 5.1x10-5 0.3x10-5 100197 4.7x10-5 0.3x10-5 110197 1.6x10-5 0.3x10-5 120197 1.6x10-5 0.3x10-5 140197 1.3x10-5 RESULTS AFTER TREATMENT. After treatment less discolouration, script partly legible.
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Sarga 276 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA72690
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