About this object

Pottery sherd (ostracon) with trace of six lines of a demotic text written on one side.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Writing
  • Culture
    Late Period; Ptolemaic
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Elephantine
  • Date made
    664 BC - 30 BC about
  • Materials
    Pottery
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    John Greville Rev Chester
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Elephantine
  • Date collected
    1865
  • Measurements
    50 mm x 54 mm
  • Note
    Gift of Rev. Chester (59.20.65B)
  • Related people
    John Greville Rev Chester ( Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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