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Three Papyrus Fragments Inscribed in Demotic

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Papyrus, ink
DATES 332 B.C.E.–395 C.E.
DYNASTY Year 23 of Ptolemy III or Year 53 of Ptolemy VIII
PERIOD Ptolemaic Period and Roman Period
DIMENSIONS Glass: 8 7/16 x 8 7/16 in. (21.5 x 21.5 cm) 35.1462a: 3 7/16 × 2 11/16 in. (8.8 × 6.9 cm) 35.1462b: 1 7/8 × 3 3/8 in. (4.8 × 8.6 cm) 35.1462c: 6 15/16 in. (17.6 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Gift of Theodora Wilbour
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Three unrelated fragments of papyri, two of which are inscribed on both sides, written in Demotic. a: Letter from Mai-resy to Pakhorkhonsu regarding the two burials. The 6 lines of recto are complete; the verso has 1 one containing the name of the addressee. b: 4 barely legible lines of text written on verso, suggesting either a letter or an agreement. c: Various alternative recipes with ingredients and amounts used for preparing ointments. 16 lines of text on the recto and 10 on the verso.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Three Papyrus Fragments Inscribed in Demotic, 332 B.C.E.–395 C.E. Papyrus, ink, Glass: 8 7/16 x 8 7/16 in. (21.5 x 21.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Theodora Wilbour, 35.1462 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.35.1462_front_IMLS_PS5.jpg)
IMAGE front, CUR.35.1462_front_IMLS_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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