About this object

Small pottery ostracon with three short lines of a Greek inscription in black ink.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Writing
  • Culture
    Roman Period; Byzantine (Coptic)
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Elephantine
  • Date made
    30 BC - 640 AD about
  • Materials
    Pottery
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Professor Aylward Manley Blackman, 1936
  • Collector
    Aylward Manley Blackman
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Elephantine
  • Date collected
    1936 before
  • Measurements
    50 mm x 45 mm x 8 mm
  • Related people
    Aylward Manley Blackman ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Aylward Manley Blackman

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1936-09-18
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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