Ostracon

Egyptian
Ptolemaic-Roman
305 B.C.–A.D. 364


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/500

Dimensions

Height x width: 7.7 x 11.5 cm (3 1/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

12.1230

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Ostraca

Demotic inscription in black paint on brown ware sherd. Three horizontal lines of text. “Horpaaset son of Pashenhor has paid his tax for the Mgr/Sgr (Sgr form of labor tax) according to [….] for year 3. Written by Nesamun ?? in month 2 peret, day 3 or 4). Translation According to John Ray 5-29-84.

Provenance

From Mesheikh Mes / 500. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition