Pottery ostracon: the Aramaic inscriptions are on the convex surface (in six lines), written vertically to stand of the pot, and horizontally on the inside (in eight lines, much worn). The interpretation of the texts is obscure, but it perhaps contains instructions to a tax collector. Badly rubbed and incomplete.
- 5thC BC (circa)
- Found/Acquired: Elephantine (probably from)
- (Africa,Egypt,Upper Egypt,Aswan,Elephantine)
- Width: 8.9 centimetres
- Height: 8 centimetres
- Thickness: 0.9 centimetres
Inscription Positionconvex side and inside
Inscription CommentSix lines outside and eight written on inside.
2006 7 Mar-11 Jun, Barcelona, Fundacion La Caixa, 'L'imperi Oblidat'
2005-2006 Sept-Jan, London, BM, 'Forgotten Empire'
Fair; badly rubbed and incomplete
Transferred from the department of manuscripts (British Library).
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Object reference number: WCO47917
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