Ostrakon with a Letter from Jacob to Jacob, Pottery fragment with ink inscription, Coptic

Ostrakon with a Letter from Jacob to Jacob

Date:
600
Geography:
Made in Thebes, Byzantine Egypt
Culture:
Coptic
Medium:
Pottery fragment with ink inscription
Dimensions:
Overall: 5 1/8 x 5 13/16 x 2 7/16 in. (13 x 14.8 x 6.2 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1914
Accession Number:
14.1.50
Not on view
Inscription: in Coptic
From beneath the floor of Room 1 in the first tower 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. 470, pp. 274-275.