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Aramaic Papyrus

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

CULTURE Aramaic
MEDIUM Papyrus, ink
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATIONS
DATES Oct. 1, 399 B.C.E.
PERIOD Late Period
DIMENSIONS Overall: 5 1/16 × 9 1/2 in. (12.8 × 24.2 cm) Glass: 8 x 13 in. (20.3 x 33 cm)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 47.218.151
CREDIT LINE Bequest of Theodora Wilbour from the collection of her father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Nine partially preserved lines of text, the remains of an Aramaic letter written by Shewa ben Zekariah to “his lord Yislah” concerning business and recent political events, including the recent change of dynasties. Subject, a letter. On reverse, single line of endorsement.
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