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Illustrated Papyrus

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Papyrus, pigment, ink
  • Reportedly From: Memphis, Egypt
  • DATES 4th–3rd century B.C.E.
    PERIOD Early Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 37.1647Ea3: 13 1/16 × 6 7/8 in. (33.2 × 17.5 cm) mount: 18 × 14 × 1 in. (45.7 × 35.6 × 2.5 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.1647Ea3
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A representation of a Hawk-headed god (Horus?) who wears the Double Crown, a broad collar, chest band, and a kilt similar to that worn by the god just described. He holds an Ankh-sign and a Was-scepter. Above this figure there are the remains of a horizontal red band. The god’s skin is painted reddish-brown. His crown, face, collar, chest band, bracelets, and the emblems which he holds are painted yellow. The wig, half of the kilt, and the circle around the eye are painted blue. The other half of the kilt is yellow with black lines to indicate the pleats. The entire figure, except for the legs, is outlined in black. Condition: Much of the wig, the left shoulder, and the feet are missing; there are many smaller losses throughout.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Illustrated Papyrus, 4th–3rd century B.C.E. Papyrus, pigment, ink, 37.1647Ea3: 13 1/16 × 6 7/8 in. (33.2 × 17.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1647Ea3 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1647Ea3_PS22.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 37.1647Ea3_PS22.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2024
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     <em>Illustrated Papyrus</em>, 4th–3rd century B.C.E. Papyrus, pigment, ink, 37.1647Ea3: 13 1/16 × 6 7/8 in. (33.2 × 17.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1647Ea3 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1647Ea3_PS22.jpg)