The Wilbour Papyrus
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 1147 B.C.E.
Glass: 12 3/16 x 18 1/8 in. (31 x 46 cm)
Object: 11 1/4 x 16 1/8 in. (28.5 x 41 cm)
Total length of 34.5596.1-.33: 406 11/16 in. (10.33 m)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
The Great Wilbour Papyrus, hieratic papyrus of 4500 lines distributed over 102 columns; a later text on the verso comprises 723 lines on 25 pages.
Recto: Text A – records the measurement and assessment of a large number of fields in Middle Egypt.
Verso: Text B – consists of a list of royal lands arranged under headings that name the officials responsible for their administration.
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