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Papyrus Fragments Inscribed in Demotic

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Papyrus, ink
  • Possible Place Made: Elephantine, Egypt
  • DATES 332 B.C.E.-395 C.E.
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period to Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS Largest Fragment: 2 9/16 × 1 3/16 in. (6.5 × 3 cm) 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)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 47.218.131
    CREDIT LINE Bequest of Theodora Wilbour from the collection of her father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A group of 36+ fragments with Demotic text from 2 or more documents. Approximately 18 of them are opisthographic. Texts appear to be accounts.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
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