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Ostrakon with a Letter Referring to the Persian Occupation

Date:
618–629
Geography:
Made in Byzantine Egypt
Culture:
Coptic
Medium:
Pottery fragment with ink inscription
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 1/2 x 4 5/16 in. (6.3 x 11 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1914
Accession Number:
14.1.189
Not on view
Inscription: [in Coptic]
From the east buildings of the Monastery of Epiphanius at Thebes. Museum excavations, 1913–14. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1914.
Crum, W. E., and H. G. Evelyn-White. The Monastery of Epiphanius at Thebes. Vol. II. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1926. no. 324, p. 239.

Winlock, Herbert E., and W. E. Crum. The Monastery of Epiphanius at Thebes. Vol. II. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1926. p. xxv, n. 1.

Evans, Helen C., and Brandie Ratliff, ed. Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition, 7th–9th century. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012. no. 16, p. 27.



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