Freedom for Tamut and Yehoishema
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Papyrus, ink, mud
June 12, 427 B.C.E. (date written)
a: Small Box of Fragments: 1 3/4 x 4 1/16 x 4 1/16 in. (4.5 x 10.3 x 10.3 cm)
b: Box: 19 × 15 × 13/16 in. (48.3 × 38.1 × 2.1 cm)
b: Object: 15 15/16 x 11 15/16 in. (40.5 x 30.3 cm)
Mud Seal: 3/8 × 13/16 in. (1 × 2 cm) (show scale)
Bequest of Theodora Wilbour from the collection of her father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
Papyrus 5 (Meshullam b. Zakkur) frees handmaiden and daughter. Recto, 17 lines of text. The document was written by Haggai. Verso, one line of text. A few small gaps at top of papyrus.
Seal impression (originally apparently oval) in clay. No legible text remains.
Upon Arrival: Folded and sealed papyrus of same type as 47.218.88. Tied with many folds of lined thread and sealed with mud in roughly oval shape. Surface of mud seal worn - no impression visible. Under side of roll inscribed in black with single line of Aramaic.
Condition: Good. Small area missing from end of upper edge. Slight breaks on folds.
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Aramaic. Freedom for Tamut and Yehoishema, June 12, 427 B.C.E. (date written). Papyrus, ink, mud, a: Small Box of Fragments: 1 3/4 x 4 1/16 x 4 1/16 in. (4.5 x 10.3 x 10.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Theodora Wilbour from the collection of her father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 47.218.90a-b (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 47.218.90_transp5423.jpg)
overall, 47.218.90_transp5423.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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