Ostrakon

1913.03.0014

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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Ostrakon   (1913.03.0014)
Classification/
Nomenclature
Communication T&E : Written Communication T&E : Writing Media
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location Africa, North, Egypt, Northern Upper Egypt, Governorate of Sohag, Abydos
Period/Date After 700 BCE
Culture Egyptian
Location On Exhibitin the Mesopotamia exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 8.1 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 6.6 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 1.6 cm
Weight 51 g
Measuring Remarks L=most acute angle to opposite side.
Materials Ceramic--Earthenware, Pigment
Manufacturing Processes Firing, Glazing, Throwing, Writing
Munsell Color Information Light Grayish Brown (5YR 5/2) -exterior Grayish Brown (5YR 3/2) -interior

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A
Comparanda

One of three fragments of Ostraka with demotic writing, 13.3.14-16.

Bibliography

Baines & Málek. Atlas of Ancient Egypt. Oxford: Phaidon, 1980.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Gift of W. N. Stearns
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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