About this object

Fine ware red ceramic ostracon with five lines of cursive Meroitic text in black ink. Find spot number M 289-C.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Sudan: Meroë
  • Date made
    300 BC - 400 AD
  • Materials
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Professor John Garstang, 1949
  • Collector
    John Garstang
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Sudan: Meroë
  • Date collected
    1911 - 1912
  • Measurements
    133 mm x 74 mm x 8 mm
  • Note
    Marked in pencil on the back 'Garstang Coll 101' and in blue 'Frag...'; marked on the front in blue ' 289'.
    László Török (1997) p. 97-8, fig. E.
  • Related people
    John Burges Eustace Garstang (Collector, previous owner)

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