Papyrus Inscribed in Greek
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
1 or 2 Feb. 213-217 C.E.
Fragment a-1: 1 3/8 x 2 3/16 in. (3.5 x 5.5 cm)
Fragment a-2: 1 x 1 3/8 in. (2.5 x 3.5 cm)
Fragment b: 3/8 x 9/16 in. (1 x 1.5 cm)
Fragment c: 13/16 x 13/16 in. (2 x 2 cm)
Fragment d: 13/16 x 1 3/8 in. (2 x 3.5 cm)
Fragment e: 9/16 x 1 in. (1.5 x 2.5 cm)
Glass: 5 11/16 x 8 7/8 in. (14.5 x 22.5 cm)
Largest fragment: 3 x 4 1/8 in. (7.6 x 10.4 (show scale)
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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
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Papyrus Inscribed in Greek, 1 or 2 Feb. 213-217 C.E. Papyrus, ink, Fragment a-1: 1 3/8 x 2 3/16 in. (3.5 x 5.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, 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, 16.618 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.618_front_IMLS_PS5.jpg)
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Group of twenty-two small papyrus fragments inscribed in Greek. Only three fragments inscribed on verso. More than one document represented. Most of these fragments bear no more than a few letters. The hands are literary and the texts appear to cover a range of topics such as medicine, philosophy, and literature.
Condition: These fragments were removed from group 16.580.223.
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