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Pap. New York, Brooklyn Museum 47.218.85a-f

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Inventory Number Pap. New York, Brooklyn Museum 47.218.85a-f
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Publication Status unpublished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 Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance Details No marks on container. Not known, but probably Elepantine.
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [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 Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [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 Condition: Preserved portion practically intact. Roll can easily be opened. For this roll compare 47.218.48 + 85. Two large and one small separate fragments seemingly not part of the roll. Fragmentary Part of a Papyrus Roll. Condition: Preserved portion practically intact.
Mounting (unknown)
Comments on Object a: Glass: 15 13/16 x 27 5/8 in. (40.2 x 70.2 cm) a: Object: 10 13/16 x 26 3/16 in. (27.5 x 66.5 cm) b: Glass: 15 3/4 x 29 1/2 in. (40 x 75 cm) b: Object: 10 11/16 x 25 3/8 in. (27.2 x 64.5 cm) c: Glass: 15 3/4 x 22 3/16 in. (40 x 56.3 cm) c: Object: 10 13/16 x 18 3/8 in. (27.5 x 46.7 cm) d: 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) e: Glass: 8 1/8 x 10 1/16 in. (20.6 x 25.6 cm) e: Largest Fragment: 11/16 x 2 1/2 in. (1.7 x 6.4 cm) f: Glass: 8 1/16 x 10 1/16 in. (20.5 x 25.5 cm) f: Largest Fragment: 1/2 x 1 13/16 in. (1.2 x 4.6 cm) Measurements: Height, 13.5 cm.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) parallel (recto)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink polychrome black and red
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
Script, Primary Hieratic
Language, Primary Middle Egyptian
Comments on Handwriting Inscribed on recto only in red and black Hieratic.


Text Content

Modern Title "Snakebite papyrus" (cf. 47.218.48 + 85) and few fragments from other texts with uncertain content
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Author of Text (Unknown)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Summary of Content "Snakebite papyrus" and few fragments from other texts with uncertain content. For acc. nos. 47.218.48/85A: "Text consists of 6 columns, comprising 25-29 lines per column, listing the names of a number of species of snakes, a description of their appearance, the effect of their bites, and treatment therefore. Thirty-four species of snakes are dealt with."
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
Late Period (26th dynasty - 31st dynasty) -664 BCE -30 BCE 6th-4th century B.C.E., paleographical dating;



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 318183
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 318183 (= Pap. New York, Brooklyn Museum 47.218.85a-f), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Verena Lepper; Daniela C. Härtel.