Papyrus Fragments Inscribed in Demotic
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Largest Fragment: 3 3/8 × 1 in. (8.5 × 2.5 cm)
Glass: 4 x 4 1/2 in. (10.1 x 11.5 cm) (show scale)
Bequest of Theodora Wilbour from the collection of her father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
Three small fragments bearing Demotic text. The largest fragment is opisthographic, but the other two fragments show what may be faint traces of writing as well. The two smaller fragments have only a few illegible signs. The largest fragment has 8 lines of text on one side, a list of names, titles, and/or genealogies. There are 3 lines of text on the other, numbers and commodities.
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Demotic. Papyrus Fragments Inscribed in Demotic, 305-30 B.C.E. . Papyrus, ink, Largest Fragment: 3 3/8 × 1 in. (8.5 × 2.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Theodora Wilbour from the collection of her father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 47.218.147 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.47.218.147_front_IMLS_PS5.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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