Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
July 6, 451 B.C.E.
frame: 14 1/8 x 17 1/2 in. (35.8 x 44.4 cm)
Object: 12 5/8 x 10 3/16 in. (32.1 x 25.9 cm) (show scale)
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Bequest of Theodora Wilbour from the collection of her father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
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Aramaic. Aramaic Papyrus, July 6, 451 B.C.E. Papyrus, ink, frame: 14 1/8 x 17 1/2 in. (35.8 x 44.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Theodora Wilbour from the collection of her father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 47.218.152 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.47.218.152_IMLS_PS5.jpg)
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Fourteen lines of text reconstructed from numerous fragments. A number of lacunae remain, none of which seriously impede the reading of the text which comprises an Aramaic letter documenting the receipt of five shekels by Mica from Anani for the transference of a piece of property. Letter was written by Bty ben Mannuki.
Condition: Fair. Numerous gaps, particularly on folds. This papyrus was assembled from many fragments received in groups, 47.218.32, .97, .105, and .150. Text is fairly complete.
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