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Egyptian ostracon

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An image of Written Document. Ostracon. Production Place: Egypt. Clay.

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Written Document. Ostracon. Production Place: Egypt. Clay.

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  • Accession Number: GR.P.45
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/20.0
  • Focal length: 100
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 1025 pixels
  • Image width: 805 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 527.38kB
  • Exposure time: 1/15
  • ISO Speed: 160
  • Fnumber: 20/1
  • Captured: 2009:03:06 17:06:00

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antiquity clay document Fitz_ANT ostraca ostracon ostrakon script texts writing written document

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