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Parts of seven lines of Demotic in black ink on red ware sherd. In two pieces.

Provenance

From Mesheikh Mes / 500. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 305–30 B.C.

Findspot

Mesheikh, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 13.3 x 7 cm (5 1/4 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

12.1344

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Ostraca