The Wilbour Papyrus
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 1147 B.C.E.
Glass: 18 1/8 x 21 5/8 in. (46 x 55 cm)
Object: 16 5/8 x 20 1/4 in. (42.3 x 51.5 cm)
Total length of 34.5596.1-.33: 4 1/16 in. (10.33kg) (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: 18 1/8 x 21 5/8 in. (46 x 55 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 34.5596.24 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.34.5596.24_front_IMLS_PS5.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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