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Artefact ID719
Findspot (DEChriM ID)15   (al-Baǧawāt)
ClassFunerary element, Textual
Writing mediumDipinto
Text contentSubliterary

Cipriano 2003: 279: Mutilated inscription.

On the eastern façade, painted in red on the plaster inside the arch, only a few letters are legible, written in a hand similar to I.Oasis p. 69 no. 11a.

On the western façade of the same chapel: I.Oasis p. 69 no. 11a.

Inside the same chapel, see I.Oasis p. 69 no. 11a and I.Oasis p. 69 no. 13.

Selection criteriaArchaeological context associated with Christian markers
Date from350
Date to499
Dating criteria

Form, content and position make this dipinto likely to be part of the original chapel. Dated 5th c. by Cipriano 2003: 278 but the architectural type of the chapel might indicate an earlier date.

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

Chapel no. 53, one of the oldest square domed type (type 4), opening south (Fakhry 1951: 125).

Accession number

Al-Baǧawāt, in situ (Chapel no. 53).


Reference publication

• Cipriano, Giuseppina. 2003. El-Bagawat. Un cimitero paleocristiano nell'alto Egitto. Rivista di archeologia cristiana (RAC) 79. Todi, 278-280.   

Additional bibliography

• Fakhry, Ahmed. 1951. The Necropolis of El-Bagawat in Kharga Oasis. Cairo: Government press, 125, no. 53.

Valérie Schram, 2021
Suggested citation
Valérie Schram, 2021, "Artefact ID 719", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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