A terracotta dove flying with wings spread. A pierced suspension-lug is on the back. The left wing is mostly lost. Solid; hand-modelled. Brown Nile silt with some mica. Remains of an overall cream-coloured slip. Red and black fired-on ceramic colour stripes on wings, tail and round neck; red traces on head.
- 550-650 (circa)
- Excavated/Findspot: Wadi Sarga, monastery
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Length: 6.2 centimetres
Donated: Byzantine Research and Publication Fund (BRPF). Excavated by R. Campbell Thompson and F.A. Richards in 1913-14 at Wadi Sarga, 15 miles south of Asyut. [The same as registration no. 1919,0505.316.]
Late Roman, about AD 550-650.
Comparandum: Near Petrie Museum uc448111, from Memphis.
Bibliog: Dalton 1921: 178.
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA31852
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