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Papyrus Fragments Inscribed in Greek

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

CULTURE Roman
MEDIUM Papyrus, paper, ink
  • Possible Place Made: Elephantine, Egypt
  • DATES 2nd or 3rd century C.E.
    PERIOD Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS Fragment a: 2 3/8 × 1 9/16 in. (6 × 4 cm) Fragment b: 1 3/8 x 1 3/4 in. (3.5 x 4.5 cm) Fragment c-1: 1 3/16 x 1 9/16 in. (3 x 4 cm) Fragment c-2: 3/8 x 1 in. (1 x 2.5 cm) Fragment d: 1 3/16 x 1 3/8 in. (3 x 3.5 cm) Fragment e: 9/16 x 1 3/16 in. (1.5 x 3 cm) Glass: 5 1/8 x 5 5/16 in. (13 x 13.5 cm)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 16.619
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 16.619(a): Fragment of a papyrus, inscribed on the recto with three lines of Greek, listing some of the forms of the declension of a noun or of the conjugation of a verb. 16.619(b): Fragment of a papyrus inscribed in Greek on the recto. Seven fragmentary lines of text, unidentified, but probably from a literary text. 16.619(c): Two small fragments of papyrus inscribed in Greek on the recto. Seven lines of text, unidentified, but probably from a literary text. 16.619(d): Small fragment of papyrus inscribed in Greek on the verso. One line of text, unidentified, but possibly from a literary text. 16.619(e): Small fragment of papyrus inscribed on the recto with two lines of Greek, possibly an economic or accounting text. Condition: originally one of five fragments glued onto a postcard. Removed prior to 1976.
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