Demotic Ostracon

55.82.100

On display

Sixteen lines of demotic text in black ink on a long rectangular pottery sherd. Only partially preserved - left side is missing. Probably a contract. Seen by Dr Luigi Prada (University of Oxford) 6 May 2015. John Garstang excavated about 250 tombs at "Beni Hasan South" near the mouth of the gorge of the Speos Artemidos in 1904, but this work is less well recorded than that of the earlier shaft tombs he excavated at Beni Hasan. Was on loan to the museum from the University of Liverpool 1912 - 2000.