Demotic. <em>Papyrus Fragments Inscribed in Demotic</em>, 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)

Papyrus Fragments Inscribed in Demotic


Medium: Papyrus, ink

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:305-30 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 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)


Accession Number: 47.218.147

Image: CUR.47.218.147_front_IMLS_PS5.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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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