About this object

Fragment of limestone with one smooth surface inscribed in sunk relief with a Coptic inscription. Perhaps part of a stela.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Writing
  • Culture
    Byzantine
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Amarna
  • Date made
  • Materials
    Limestone
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Egypt Exploration Society
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Amarna
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    61 mm x 40 mm x 37 mm
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society ( Collector, previous owner); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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