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Freedom for Tamut and Yehoishema

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Papyrus, ink, mud
  • Place Found: Elephantine, Egypt
  • DATES June 12, 427 B.C.E. (date written)
    DYNASTY Dynasty 27
    PERIOD Persian Period
    DIMENSIONS b: Object: 15 15/16 × 11 15/16 in. (40.5 × 30.3 cm) b: Frame: 19 × 15 × 13/16 in. (48.3 × 38.1 × 2.1 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 47.218.90a-b
    CREDIT LINE Bequest of Theodora Wilbour from the collection of her father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Papyrus 5 (Meshullam b. Zakkur) frees handmaiden and daughter. Recto, 17 lines of text. The document was written by Haggai. Verso, one line of text. A few small gaps at top of papyrus. Seal impression (originally apparently oval) in clay. No legible text remains. Upon Arrival: Folded and sealed papyrus of same type as 47.218.88. Tied with many folds of lined thread and sealed with mud in roughly oval shape. Surface of mud seal worn - no impression visible. Under side of roll inscribed in black with single line of Aramaic. Condition: Good. Small area missing from end of upper edge. Slight breaks on folds.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Aramaic. Freedom for Tamut and Yehoishema, June 12, 427 B.C.E. (date written). Papyrus, ink, mud, b: Object: 15 15/16 × 11 15/16 in. (40.5 × 30.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Theodora Wilbour from the collection of her father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 47.218.90a-b (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 47.218.90a-b_SL3.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 47.218.90a-b_SL3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2023
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