Papyrus Inscribed in Greek
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 215 C.E. (recto); 3rd century C.E. (verso)
Glass: 8 1/16 x 12 5/8 in. (20.5 x 32 cm)
Object: 7 1/16 x 10 7/16 in. (18 x 26.5 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Theodora Wilbour from the collection of her father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
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Papyrus Inscribed in Greek, ca. 215 C.E. (recto); 3rd century C.E. (verso). Papyrus, ink, Glass: 8 1/16 x 12 5/8 in. (20.5 x 32 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Theodora Wilbour from the collection of her father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 35.1207 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.35.1207_recto_IMLS_PS5.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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Two separate and unrelated texts on recto and verso. The recto, written in Latin, gives a pridianum (an annual documentation of the total number of soldiers in a unit of the army, including losses and reinforcements); 3 columns of text, 51 lines. Damage and loss at the edge of the columns. As a document type, the pridianum is extremely rare. The verso contains a business letter written in Greek; 3 columns of text, 35 lines; the first column is missing a considerable portion of text.
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