About this object

Red pottery sherd (ostracon) with black ink text on one side in Coptic. The other is marked "Elephantine".

Object specifics

  • Type
    Writing
  • Culture
    Byzantine (Coptic)
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Elephantine
  • Date made
    3rd Century AD - 9th Century AD
  • 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
    35 mm x 46 mm x 6 mm
  • 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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