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Object Number 49-11-1
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Egypt | Thebes (Egypt)
Period New Kingdom | Twentieth Dynasty
Date Made 1190-1075 BCE
Section Egyptian
Materials Papyrus | Ink
Iconography Legal Document
Inscription Language Hieratic

Trials of grave robbers - end of document. Written only on the right two-thirds of the recto (horizontal fibres): juristic content. Large section intact on left; right section broken (ca. 14 pieces, most of them fitting together). The two sections seem to fit together. First column, on the broken right section of the papyrus, seems to include three paragraphs in 10 (6+1+3) lines; the beginning of the lines is lost. Second column, on the complete left section, includes two paragraphs in 10 (4+6) lines. Date: Ramses VI or later; his name in col. 1.5

Length 65 cm
Width 18 cm
Credit Line Gift of Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1949

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