Parchment and Papyrus Fragments Inscribed in Several Scripts
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
47.218.15a: Parchment, ink
47.218.15b-c: Papyrus, ink
664 B.C.E.-1st millennium C.E.
Late Period to First Millennium C.E.
a: Glass: 5 x 7 1/16 in. (12.7 x 18 cm)
a: Largest Fragment: 1 3/4 x 2 9/16 in. (4.5 x 6.5 cm)
b: Glass: 8 1/4 x 10 1/8 in. (21 x 25.7 cm)
b: Largest Fragment: 1 3/16 x 1 3/16 in. (3 x 3 cm) (show scale)
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Bequest of Theodora Wilbour from the collection of her father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
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Parchment and Papyrus Fragments Inscribed in Several Scripts, 664 B.C.E.-1st millennium C.E. 47.218.15a: Parchment, ink
47.218.15b-c: Papyrus, ink, a: Glass: 5 x 7 1/16 in. (12.7 x 18 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Theodora Wilbour from the collection of her father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 47.218.15a-b (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.47.218.15a_IMLS_PS5.jpg)
component, overall, CUR.47.218.15a_IMLS_PS5.jpg
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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47.218.15a: Three parchment fragments, one of which is inscribed in Demotic or, more likely, Arabic. The second has 6 lines of Greek on one side and a few Hieratic signs on the other. The third has indistinguishable writing.
47.218.15b: Approximately 18 fragments in Demotic. More than one hand distinguishable, but only a word or two can be read.
47.218.158c: Approximately 18 fragments inscribed in Hieratic. More than one hand is represented.
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