Pottery ostracon containing a letter written in Coptic.
- Found/Acquired: Karnak
- (Africa,Egypt,Upper Egypt,Karnak (Thebes))
- Width: 8 centimetres
- Length: 13 centimetres
Inscription Positionone side
Inscription Translation"If an angel of God prevents men from repenting the way of men . . . . be so good as to pray for me that I may live as God constituted me at the beginning."
Inscription CommentInk. Nineteen lines of text. The letter is from Pekōsh to the holy fathers Ananias and Pisraēl and the lesser brethren, according to their names. A postscript in the same hand conveys the greetings of Theophanios to the same persons.
See Behlmer 2007, 166.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- O.Brit.Mus.Copt. I 20:4 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA37601
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