Greek Papyrus fragment - Recto

Greek Papyrus fragment - Verso


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Documentary Text

Egypt, Ptolemaic Period
(332 - 30 B.C.E.)

Papyrus Dimensions:

      2.4 cm wide x 4.4 cm high

     Small rectangular fragment from a papyrus document.
     Incomplete documentary text.

      Two lines of text written in black ink.
      Written in a fine Greek script.
      The writing is along the fibers.
      Three (?) fragmentary lines of text.
      Written in black ink.
      Written in a Greek (?) script.
      The writing is across the fibers.


     This fragment was recovered from the cartonnage 
     of a Ptolemaic Period mummy mask. *
     The fragment is mounted in glass.

     *  View Demotic Fragments and a Greek Fragment
     recovered from the same mummy mask.

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