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Papyrus Fragments Inscribed in Demotic

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Papyrus, ink
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 1st-2nd century C.E.
    PERIOD Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS Glass: 7 1/8 x 11 5/8 in. (18.1 x 29.5 cm) Mounted with 37.1798E: 5 3/16 x 9 5/16 in. (13.2 x 23.7 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT No known copyright restrictions
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    CAPTION Papyrus Fragments Inscribed in Demotic, 1st-2nd century C.E. Papyrus, ink, Glass: 7 1/8 x 11 5/8 in. (18.1 x 29.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1797E (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1797E_negB_bw_IMLS.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 37.1797E_negB_bw_IMLS.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pale yellow papyrus inscribed with a funerary text, a Book of Breathing, for a woman. Recto has 13 lines of text, the verso 3. The text on the recto of 37.1797E appears to complete and unto itself; the text on 37.1798E does not and seems written in a different hand with smaller writing. The writing is in black ink. Condition: Piece is incomplete with gaps and rips.
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