Papyrus Inscribed in Greek
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
2nd century C.E.
Glass: 7 1/16 x 8 1/4 in. (18 x 21 cm)
Object: 4 1/8 x 5 3/16 in. (10.5 x 13.2 cm)
Seal: 7/8 × 1/4 × 7/8 in. (2.2 × 0.6 × 2.2 cm) (show scale)
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Bequest of Theodora Wilbour from the collection of her father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
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Papyrus Inscribed in Greek, 2nd century C.E. Papyrus, ink, Glass: 7 1/16 x 8 1/4 in. (18 x 21 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Theodora Wilbour from the collection of her father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 47.218.22 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.47.218.22_IMLS_PS5.jpg)
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Papyrus fragment inscribed on verso with four lines of Greek. The text is a summons issued by the strategos of Herakleidou Meris of the Arsinoite nome to the archephados of Soknopaiou NesosNesios to deliver a man named Pakysis for a hearing.
Oval Mud seal with impression (illegible). The design is indistinct. The finger prints of the sealer are preserved, as well as a trace of papyrus.
Condition: Preserved portion in good condition. Fragile.
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