Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum
|Name:||Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum|
Cambridge, CB2 1RB
UK - England
- without prefix, numbers from 14 till 70 [< publication number Budge]
- without prefix, number '506 - 515'
- Add, number 109 [papyrus]
- E, numbers such as 156 / 1914 and 1951.1 [probably with the date of acquisition]
- E.SU., number 169
- EGA, numbers such as 3141 / 1943 [probably with the date of acquisition]
- GR. P., numbers from 41 till 537 [Greek ostraca]
- mummy label, numbers from 1 till 23
- Pap., number 2 [papyrus]
1. J. Shelton, ZPE 80 (1990), 221-38 (SB XX 15044-6, 15048-60); ZPE 81 (1990), 267-9 (SB XX 15081); ZPE 86 (1991), 267-76 (SB XX 15117-29); D. W. J. Gill, ZPE 86 (1991), 277.
E.A.W. Budge, A catalogue ot the Egyptian Collection in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge (Cambridge, 1893) nos. 425, 506-15 Greek ostraca, 428 Coptic ostracon, 426-7, 516-17 demotic ostraca.
2. D. Page, CQ 32 (1938), 45-46
5. F. Heichelheim, AJPh, April 1940, 209-210 (published as Greek; later identified by Museum as Coptic).
|Work:||the publication of some of the Coptic ostraca, including tax receipts probably from Jem, was planned by Sarah Clackson|
c. 70 papyri and ostraca. Languages: demotic, Coptic, Greek, Nubian. Figures not yet available. Date: ? at least 2nd c. BCE-8th c. CE. Place of origin: Greek ostraca probably come from Elephantine, Thebes, Oxyrhynchus, and Mons Claudianus. Greek papyrus may be from Oxyrhynchus. Coptic ostraca: some probably from Jeme. Ptolemaic papyrus from west dump at Saqqara.
1. 18??: a collection of Greek ostraca was acquired.
2. 1922: Greek papyrus fragment of Euripides Medea 1156-60, 1165-77, given by one of the British Schools of Archaeology
3. 1929: Roll of goatskin leather (Nubian).
4. 1932: Greek papyrus bequeathed by E. Towry Whyte
5. 1933: Coptic papyrus bequeathed by ?. Henderson.
6. 1943: the Museum was presented with most of R. G. Gayer-Anderson’s Egyptian collection (note that some of his ostraca went to the Medelshavsmeet, Stockholm: WWWEg 3 :165).
7. 1975: Ptolemaic circular papyrus.
Note that the ostraca presented to the Museum by Herbert Thompson are now in Cambridge University Library