About this object

Pottery sherd of a vessel with seventeen preserved lines of a Coptic inscription in black ink divided into two columns containing a list of names. There is a transcription of the text on the Newberry-Peet record card.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Writing
  • Culture
    Byzantine
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    7th Century AD - 8th Century AD
  • Materials
    Pottery
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1850 about
  • Measurements
    140 mm x 100 mm x 11 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Collector, previous owner)

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Publications

  • Fac-similes of certain portions of the Gospel of St. Matthew, and of the Epistles of Ss. James & Jude

    Simonides, Constantine

    Author: Simonides, Constantine
    Publisher: Trübner
    Date: 1861
    Description: Fac-similes of certain portions of the Gospel of St. Matthew, and of the Epistles of Ss. James & Jude, written on Papyrus in the First Century, and Preserved in the Egyptian Museum of Joseph Mayer, Esq. Liverpool. With a portrait of St. Matthew from a fresco painting at Mount Athos.

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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