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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Lachish Ostracon I (Lachish Letter I): pottery ostracon with Hebrew inscription (body fragment of wheel-made storage jar?); brown fabric with a few grits, greenish buff on exterior surface.

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 10.5 centimetres
    • Width: 8.4 centimetres
    • Thickness: 0.5 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Comment

        Five line inscription in black ink; for drawings and photograph see L.I pp.20-22.
  • Bibliography

    • L.I pp.20-22 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G57/dc10

  • Condition

    ink faded in places.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Previously on loan from Wellcome Trustees since 1937.

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number


  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • FN.4022
COMPASS Title: Lachish Letter I


COMPASS Title: Lachish Letter I

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