About this object

Pottery sherd (ostracon) with five lines of a demotic text written on one side; and four lines of demotic on the other. Mended together from three pieces. There is no transcription of the text on the record card made by Percy Newberry and Eric Peet.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Writing
  • Culture
    Late Period; Ptolemaic
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    664 BC - 30 BC about
  • Materials
    Pottery
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1850 about
  • Measurements
    70 mm x 105 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Associated Person, collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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