ostracon ancient art



Coptic Bone Fitting, Roman to Byzantine Period, 4th-6th Century BC

Baluster-shaped fitting with horizontal grooves cut into the outside surface. Pair of drilled holes to dowel the piece.

For a comparable example, cf. acc. no. LDUCE-UC56882 in the Petrie Museum database.

Minor chipping, otherwise intact and fine.

H. 6.6 cm (2.6 in)

Ex Royal Athena Galleries, New York, sold as part of a group of Egyptian bone objects in 2014.

360 USD

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