Confirmation of Royal Power at the New Year Papyrus
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
664-610 B.C.E. or slightly later
Overall: 9 13/16 × 76 3/8 in. (25 × 194 cm)
a: Glass: 14 3/16 x 27 9/16 in. (36 x 70 cm)
a: Largest Fragment: 10 5/8 x 19 11/16 in. (27 x 50 cm)
b: Frame: 14 7/16 x 31 5/8 in. (36.7 x 80.4 cm)
b: Object: 9 7/16 x 28 9/16 in. (23.9 x 72.6 cm)
c: Glass: 13 3/4 x 32 5/16 in. (35 x 82 cm)
c: Object: 10 1/16 x 28 3/16 in. (25.5 x 71.6 cm) (show scale)
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Bequest of Theodora Wilbour from the collection of her father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
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Confirmation of Royal Power at the New Year Papyrus, 664-610 B.C.E. or slightly later. Papyrus, ink, Overall: 9 13/16 × 76 3/8 in. (25 × 194 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Theodora Wilbour from the collection of her father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 47.218.50a-c (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.47.218.50a_IMLS_PS5.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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Inscribed in Hieratic in red and black. Twenty columns of text with line numbers ranging from twenty to twenty-seven, composed in black and red ink. The text has been interpreted as a ritual used for the renewal of kingship at the time of the Egyptian New Year. The text contains many mythological allusions, some clearly understood, others less so.
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