About this object

Pottery sherd (ostracon) with twelve lines of a demotic text written on one side in black ink.

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 the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry Solomon Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1936 before
  • Measurements
    93 mm x 84 mm x 8 mm
  • Note
    Posted photograph to Dr Luigi Prada, The Queen's College, Oxford (23 April 2013).
  • Related people
    Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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