Confirmation of Royal Power at the New Year Papyrus
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
664-610 B.C.E. or slightly later
Overall: 9 13/16 × 76 3/8 in. (25 × 194 cm)
a: Glass: 14 3/16 x 27 9/16 in. (36 x 70 cm)
a: Largest Fragment: 10 5/8 x 19 11/16 in. (27 x 50 cm)
b: Frame: 14 7/16 x 31 5/8 in. (36.7 x 80.4 cm)
b: Object: 9 7/16 x 28 9/16 in. (23.9 x 72.6 cm)
c: Glass: 13 3/4 x 32 5/16 in. (35 x 82 cm)
c: Object: 10 1/16 x 28 3/16 in. (25.5 x 71.6 cm)
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Bequest of Theodora Wilbour from the collection of her father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
Inscribed in Hieratic in red and black. Twenty columns of text with line numbers ranging from twenty to twenty-seven, composed in black and red ink. The text has been interpreted as a ritual used for the renewal of kingship at the time of the Egyptian New Year. The text contains many mythological allusions, some clearly understood, others less so.
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