About this object

Pottery ostracon with thirteen faint lines of a Greek inscription. Broken into two pieces.

Borrowed by Professor J. Černy for study at the Griffith Institute, Oxford University (returned 17 July 1952).

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
    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
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Associated Person, collector, previous owner)

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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