Aramaic. <em>Aramaic Adoption Contract</em>, October 22, 416 B.C.E. Papyrus, ink, 47.218.96a: Largest Fragment #1: 13/16 × 1 3/4 in. (2 × 4.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Theodora Wilbour from the collection of her father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 47.218.96a-b (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 47.218.96_PS1.jpg)

Aramaic Adoption Contract

Artist:Aramaic

Medium: Papyrus, ink

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Dates:October 22, 416 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 47.218.96a: Largest Fragment #1: 13/16 × 1 3/4 in. (2 × 4.5 cm) 47.218.96a: Largest Fragment #2: 1 × 1 3/16 in. (2.5 × 3 cm) a: Small Box of Fragments: 1 3/4 x 4 1/16 x 4 1/16 in. (4.5 x 10.3 x 10.3 cm) b: Glass: 15 1/2 x 17 1/16 in. (39.3 x 43.3 cm) b: Object: 11 5/8 x 13 3/4 in. (29.5 x 35 cm)

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Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 3MZJ12, 53N

Accession Number: 47.218.96a-b

Image: 47.218.96_PS1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Papyrus inscribed on recto only in twelve lines of Aramaic. Adoption text made out to Zaccur documenting the “gift” of the houseborn slave Yedoniah to Uriah. Upper half of recto blank. Condition: Text practically intact. Upper right corner of blank portion missing. Minor gaps at edges. Papyrus folded through present left center. No writing visible but one overlap (one third of width) was clearly missing. 47.218.96a: approximately two dozen blank papyrus fragments, reputedly from the Aramaic papyrus.

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