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Pap. New York, Brooklyn Museum 47.218.55

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Inventory Number Pap. New York, Brooklyn Museum 47.218.55
Current Location New York, Brooklyn Museum
Comments on Inventory Bequest of Theodora Wilbour from the collection of her father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
Publication Permission Status permission for publication upon enquiry only
Publication Status unpublished

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site unknown () [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance Details No information. Folder marked “4V”.
Ancient Provenance District unknown () [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery find or purchase
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Wilbour, Charles Edwin
Certainty: high
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt unknown
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt unknown () [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution donation
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Wilbour, Charles Edwin
Certainty: high
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type papyrus
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation About 18 small papyrus fragments. Fine quality. Ten additional illuminated fragments found later and are now included with this group. Probably parts of same document. Condition: Fragmentary.
Mounting (unknown)
Comments on Object Largest Fragment: 3 15/16 x 1 3/16 in. (10 x 3 cm)

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) parallel (recto)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
Script, Primary Hieratic
Language, Primary Middle Egyptian
Existing Pictorial Elements Folder marked “4V”. does this mean 4 vignettes? Second folder marked “VI”. About 18 small papyrus fragments from illustrations, presumably from a Book of the Dead. Fragments include head of man (in two pieces), body of man in panther skin and fragments of bodies in white clothing.


Text Content

Modern Title Illustrated Fragments from a Book of the Dead
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Author of Text (Unknown)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Summary of Content Unclear content due to the fragmentary condition; probably parts of Book of the Dead illustrations.
Location of Composition unknown unknown Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)




RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
New Kingdom -1539 BCE -1075 BCE New Kingdom (probably) (art-historical dating) ;



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 318144
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Verena Lepper; Daniela C. Härtel
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 318144 (= Pap. New York, Brooklyn Museum 47.218.55), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Verena Lepper; Daniela C. Härtel.