About this object

Large flake of limestone with Greek inscription in black ink. There are twelve lines on one side and three lines on the other, in a different hand. Broken across and mended.

Probably collected in Upper Egypt, near Thebes.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Writing
  • Culture
    Roman Period; Byzantine (Coptic)
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    30 BC - 640 AD about
  • Materials
    Limestone ; Ink
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    William Frankland Hood
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1851 - 1861
  • Measurements
    100 mm x 173 mm x 23 mm
  • Related people
    William Frankland Hood ( Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner)

Explore related

Events

  • Sotheby's Auction House Sale of the Hood Collection 11 November 1924

    Start date: 1924-11-11
    End date: 1924-11-11
    Description: Sale of the Important Collection of Egyptian Antiquities etc formed by the Late Rev. W. Frankland Hood During the Years 1851-1861.

Ownership

Previous owners

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