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Snakebite Papyrus

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Papyrus, ink
  • Possible Place Made: Elephantine, Egypt
  • DATES 6th-4th century B.C.E.
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS a: Glass: 15 13/16 x 27 5/8 in. (40.2 x 70.2 cm) a: Object: 10 13/16 x 26 3/16 in. (27.5 x 66.5 cm) b: Glass: 15 3/4 x 29 1/2 in. (40 x 75 cm) b: Object: 10 11/16 x 25 3/8 in. (27.2 x 64.5 cm) c: Glass: 15 3/4 x 22 3/16 in. (40 x 56.3 cm) c: Object: 10 13/16 x 18 3/8 in. (27.5 x 46.7 cm) d: Small Box of Fragments: 1 3/4 x 4 1/16 x 4 1/16 in.  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 47.218.85a-f
    CREDIT LINE Bequest of Theodora Wilbour from the collection of her father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
    RIGHTS STATEMENT No known copyright restrictions
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    CAPTION Snakebite Papyrus, 6th-4th century B.C.E. Papyrus, ink, a: Glass: 15 13/16 x 27 5/8 in. (40.2 x 70.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Theodora Wilbour from the collection of her father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 47.218.85a-f (Photo: , 47.218.48e_47.218.85e_PS11.jpg)
    IMAGE group, 47.218.48e_47.218.85e_PS11.jpg., 2017
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION "Snakebite papyrus" Inscribed on recto only in red and black Hieratic. Two large and one small separate fragments seemingly not part of the roll. Condition: Preserved portion practically intact. Roll can easily be opened.
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