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Ostrakon with Medical Recipes

Date:
580–640
Geography:
Made in Byzantine Egypt
Culture:
Coptic
Medium:
Pottery fragment with ink inscription
Dimensions:
Overall: 5 7/16 x 3 15/16 in. (13.8 x 10 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.180.79
Not on view
Inscription: [in Coptic]
From the west rubbish heaps of the Monastery of Epiphanius at Thebes.
Crum, W. E., and H. G. Evelyn-White. The Monastery of Epiphanius at Thebes. Vol. II. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1926. no. 574, p. 298.

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. 15B, p. 26.



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