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Parts of five lines of Demotic in black ink on red ware sherd. Joins 12.1229.

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: 4.7 x 5.6 cm (1 7/8 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1348

Medium or Technique

Red ware pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Ostraca