About this object

Ostracon with coptic inscription in black ink on both sides. Roughly triangular flake of stone. Mention of Abraham at the end of the inscription. From the Theban area.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Writing
  • Culture
    Byzantine
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes
  • Date made
    7th Century AD - 8th Century AD
  • Materials
    Limestone
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes
  • Date collected
    1850 about
  • Measurements
    113 mm x 94 mm x 11 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Collector, previous owner)

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Publications

  • Catalogue of the Mayer Museum: Prehistoric antiquities and ethnography, Part 2

    Gatty, Charles T

    Author: Gatty, Charles T
    Publisher: The Committee of the Liverpool Free Public Library, Museum and Gallery of Art
    Date: 1882
    Description:

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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