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Papyrus Fragment Inscribed in Greek

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Papyrus, ink
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 2nd century C.E.
    PERIOD Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS Glass: 11 7/16 x 12 5/8 in. (29 x 32 cm) Object: 7 13/16 x 8 1/2 in. (19.8 x 21.6 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Theodora Wilbour
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Account in Greek of sales or donations made to the shrines of Isis and Aphrodite. One side of papyrus is inscribed; two columns of 20 lines each, the second incomplete at the end of the line and is an account containing Keramia of wine; column one, payment made on the the 24th, 25th, and 26th days with a total drawn after the 25th day blank. Condition: Major portion of center missing edges frayed.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Papyrus Fragment Inscribed in Greek, 2nd century C.E. Papyrus, ink, Glass: 11 7/16 x 12 5/8 in. (29 x 32 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Theodora Wilbour, 35.1466 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.35.1466_IMLS_PS5.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.35.1466_IMLS_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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