Papyrus Fragments Inscribed in Greek
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Papyrus, paper, ink
2nd or 3rd century C.E.
Fragment a: 2 3/8 × 1 9/16 in. (6 × 4 cm)
Fragment b: 1 3/8 x 1 3/4 in. (3.5 x 4.5 cm)
Fragment c-1: 1 3/16 x 1 9/16 in. (3 x 4 cm)
Fragment c-2: 3/8 x 1 in. (1 x 2.5 cm)
Fragment d: 1 3/16 x 1 3/8 in. (3 x 3.5 cm)
Fragment e: 9/16 x 1 3/16 in. (1.5 x 3 cm)
Glass: 5 1/8 x 5 5/16 in. (13 x 13.5 cm) (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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Roman. Papyrus Fragments Inscribed in Greek, 2nd or 3rd century C.E. Papyrus, paper, ink, Fragment a: 2 3/8 × 1 9/16 in. (6 × 4 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, 16.619 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.619_IMLS_PS5.jpg)
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16.619(a): Fragment of a papyrus, inscribed on the recto with three lines of Greek, listing some of the forms of the declension of a noun or of the conjugation of a verb.
16.619(b): Fragment of a papyrus inscribed in Greek on the recto. Seven fragmentary lines of text, unidentified, but probably from a literary text.
16.619(c): Two small fragments of papyrus inscribed in Greek on the recto. Seven lines of text, unidentified, but probably from a literary text.
16.619(d): Small fragment of papyrus inscribed in Greek on the verso. One line of text, unidentified, but possibly from a literary text.
16.619(e): Small fragment of papyrus inscribed on the recto with two lines of Greek, possibly an economic or accounting text.
Condition: originally one of five fragments glued onto a postcard. Removed prior to 1976.
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