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Ostrakon with Menander's "Sentences"

Date:
580–640
Geography:
Made in Byzantine Egypt
Culture:
Coptic
Medium:
Limestone with ink inscription
Dimensions:
8 7/8 x 9 in. (22.5 x 22.8 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Stone
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1914
Accession Number:
14.1.210
Not on view
Inscription: [in Greek]
From Cell A of the Monastery of Epiphanius at Thebes, Egypt. 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. 615, pp. 320-321.

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. 15A, p. 25.



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