The Wilbour Papyrus
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 1147 B.C.E.
Glass: 15 3/4 x 18 1/8 in. (40 x 46 cm)
Largest Fragment: 6 5/8 x 10 1/4 in. (16.8 x 26 cm)
Total length of 34.5596.1-.33: 406 11/16 in. (10.33 m) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
The Great Wilbour Papyrus, hieratic papyrus of 4500 lines distributed over 102 columns; a later text on the verso comprises 723 lines on 25 pages.
Recto: Text A – records the measurement and assessment of a large number of fields in Middle Egypt.
Verso: Text B – consists of a list of royal lands arranged under headings that name the officials responsible for their administration.
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The Wilbour Papyrus, ca. 1147 B.C.E. Papyrus, ink, Glass: 15 3/4 x 18 1/8 in. (40 x 46 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 34.5596.4 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.34.5596.4_front_IMLS_PS5.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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