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Ostrakon with a Letter to Epiphanius from His Mother

Date:
600
Geography:
Made in Thebes, Byzantine Egypt
Culture:
Coptic
Medium:
Pottery fragments with ink inscription
Dimensions:
a) 2 7/16 x 2 15/16 in. (6.2 x 7.4 cm) b) 1 11/16 x 1 15/16 in. (4.3 x 5 cm) a & c) 5 7/8 x 3 3/4 in. (15 x 9.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1914
Accession Number:
14.1.107a-c
Not on view
Inscription: in Coptic
From Cell A of the Monastery of Epiphanius at Thebes. Museum excavations, 1913–14. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1914.
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