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Papyrus Fragments Inscribed in Greek or Demotic

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

CULTURE Greek
MEDIUM Papyrus, ink
  • Place Made: Elephantine, Egypt
  • DATES 30 B.C.E-395 C.E.
    PERIOD Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS a: Glass: 7 15/16 x 9 15/16 in. (20.2 x 25.3 cm) b: Glass: 8 1/16 x 10 1/16 in. (20.5 x 25.5 cm) c: Glass: 8 1/16 x 10 1/16 in. (20.5 x 25.5 cm) Largest fragment: 3/8 × 1 3/8 in. (1 × 3.5 cm)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 16.580.223a-c
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Approximately 200 Fragments, most fragments inscribed in Greek, some in Demotic. At least four separate documents are represented. A few unrelated Hieratic fragments.
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