Three Papyrus Fragments Inscribed in Demotic
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
332 B.C.E.-395 C.E.
Year 23 of Ptolemy III or Year 53 of Ptolemy VIII
Ptolemaic Period and Roman Period
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)
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Gift of Theodora Wilbour
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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)
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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.
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