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Tomb. New York, MET Accession Number 10.175.17

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Inventory Number Tomb. New York, MET Accession Number 10.175.17
Publication Number SB Kopt. 1 529
Current Location magazine
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Aswan / Syene (Swn; Συήνη, סונ, ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲁⲛ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type tombstone
Dating of Object 3rd–12th century
Range of Preservation complete

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object one-sided
Inks and Pigments engraved
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
State of Preservation (Text) All 8 lines of text can clearly be seen and read. The inscription is incised, no ink or colour.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Very nicely, evenly and regularly formed uncials, a very practised hand. Incised lines both at the upper and the lower end of letters. Superlinear stroke is used.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 286
Column Height (in mm) 360


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | tombstone
Summary of Content Tombstone (epitaph) of brother Markos, who was a monk probably in the Anba Hadra (St. Simeon) Monastery, where the stone was found.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Christianity



Transcription Translation Pictures
side 1
1ϯ ⲓ︦ⲥ︦ ϯ ⲭ︦ⲥ︦
5ⲛ︦ⲥⲟⲛ ⲙⲁⲣⲕⲟⲥ
7 ⲫⲁⲣⲙⲟⲩⲑⲓ ⲓ̈ⲏ
side 1
1Jesus Christ
2The day
3of the commemoration
4of the blessed
5brother Markos
6the monk.
7Month Pharmouti 18th day
8indiction 12.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
16110 man Markos the monk ⲙⲁⲣⲕⲟⲥ ⲡⲙⲟⲛⲟⲭⲟⲥ Coptic



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DatasetID 309811
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 101596
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309811 (= Tomb. New York, MET Accession Number 10.175.17), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.