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Pap. New York, Brooklyn Museum 47.218.148

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Inventory Number Pap. New York, Brooklyn Museum 47.218.148
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Publication Status unpublished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 Unknown. Both containers marked with a rectangle.
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 A group of 140+ small fragments.
Mounting (unknown)
Comments on Object Largest Fragment #1: 3/8 × 1 3/8 in. (1 × 3.5 cm) Largest Fragment #2: 13/16 × 13/16 in. (2 × 2 cm) 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)

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
State of Preservation (Text) Many of the fragments bear Late Period Hieratic. The relatively small size of the fragments precludes a reading of more then a few signs and perhaps a word here and there. Their size and fragmented state makes it impossible to determine if they all or even some of them belonged to one and the same text.
Script, Primary Hieratic
Language, Primary Middle Egyptian


Text Content

Modern Title papyrus fragments of unclear content
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Author of Text (Unknown)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Summary of Content Unclear content due to the fragmentary condition.
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 -525 BCE Late Period, probably Saite Period;



Reserved Copyright
Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 318250
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 318250 (= Pap. New York, Brooklyn Museum 47.218.148), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Verena Lepper; Daniela C. Härtel.