Papyrus Inscribed in Demotic
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Dynasty 26 or Dynasty 27
Glass: 10 1/16 x 12 3/16 in. (25.5 x 31 cm)
Object: 7 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. (18.4 x 26 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Theodora Wilbour
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Papyrus Inscribed in Demotic, 664-404 B.C.E. Papyrus, ink, Glass: 10 1/16 x 12 3/16 in. (25.5 x 31 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Theodora Wilbour, 35.659 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.35.659_front_IMLS_PS5.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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The papyrus is fragmentary and has numerous gaps. Recto has 9 lines of text beginning with an epistolary greeting to Ptah. The verso has 10-11 lines of text, possibly a petition; the relationship of the recto texts to those of the verso is uncertain.
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