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Demotic inscription in black paint on brown ware sherd. Three horizontal lines of text. "Horpaaset son of Pashenhor has paid his tax for the Mgr/Sgr (Sgr form of labor tax) according to [....] for year 3. Written by Nesamun ??? in month 2 peret, day 3 or ?4). Translation According to John Ray...

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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, Ptolemaic-Roman, 305 B.C.–A.D. 364

Findspot

Mesheikh, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 7.7 x 11.5 cm (3 1/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

12.1230

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Ostraca