Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Oct. 1, 399 B.C.E.
Overall: 5 1/16 × 9 1/2 in. (12.8 × 24.2 cm)
Glass: 8 x 13 in. (20.3 x 33 cm) (show scale)
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Bequest of Theodora Wilbour from the collection of her father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
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Aramaic. Aramaic Papyrus, Oct. 1, 399 B.C.E. Papyrus, ink, Overall: 5 1/16 × 9 1/2 in. (12.8 × 24.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Theodora Wilbour from the collection of her father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 47.218.151 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.47.218.151_front_IMLS_PS5.jpg)
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Nine partially preserved lines of text, the remains of an Aramaic letter written by Shewa ben Zekariah to “his lord Yislah” concerning business and recent political events, including the recent change of dynasties. Subject, a letter. On reverse, single line of endorsement.
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