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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA10118,5

  • Description

    Papyrus written with black ink with administrative text. 12 lines on recto and 7 on verso; this is is the upper part of EA 10341 (R. J. Demaree, pers. comm.)
    Thompson's MS Catalogue (numbered as 10118 E): "recto. 11 ll. accounts relating to priestly phylae. verso. 7 ll. accounts [...] Date. Persian. prob. Darius. Origin. uncertain".
    The recto is a fragment of a grain rations account.; the verso a brief lists of lay-priests in Ramessid hierartic, presumably from Deir el-Medina (R. J. Demaree pers. comm.).

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  • Culture/period

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 13 centimetres
    • Width: 11.5 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Hieratic
      • Inscription Position

        recto and verso
  • Curator's comments

    Being studied by R. J. Demaree (Leiden).

  • Condition

    Papyrus Survey: Condition Details: Papyrus Black ink Mount Details: Sandwich: glass Binding: magic tape Binding: copydex self adhesive carpet tape Object Priority: A Mount Priority: A Overall Condition: B Curatorial condition comment: fair (incomplete)

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    29 July 1986

    Treatment proposal

    Inlay and infill removal. Repair and remount seperately.

    Condition

    Papyrus inlaid between a sandwich of brown wove paper. Paper infills present. Dimensions: 133 x 120. Fragments and slide transparencies [PAP 731&732] and [PAP 738&739] in WAP studio.

    Treatment details

    Trimmed excess inlay using a scalpel, leaving c. 5mm border. Applied Laponite RD (sodium magnesium lithium silicate) swelling agent 7% solution avoiding the edges and removed paper inlay using a scalpel and fine tweezers. Wetted infills with Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) and water 1:1.and applied Laponite RD (sodium magnesium lithium silicate) swelling agent. Removed infills with fine tweezers and scraping with a scalpel. Papyrus consisting of several fragments. Assembled and repaired with Sekushu-shi Japanese paper tabs (toned with Derment colour pencils) and wheat starch paste. Pressed. Mounted between glass bound with Scotch magic Tape No 810.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1821

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA10118,5

  • Registration number

    .10118.5

  • Additional IDs

    • Sheet.5
Papyrus written with black ink with demotic administrative text. 12 lines on recto and 7 on verso. 
Thompson's MS Catalogue (numbered as 10118 E): "recto. 11 [sic; lege 12] ll. accounts relatin to priestly phylae. verso. 7 ll. accounts [...]  Date. Persian. prob. Darius. Origin. uncertain".

Papyrus written with black ink with demotic administrative text. 12 lines on recto and 7 on verso. Thompson's MS Catalogue (numbered as 10118 E): "recto. 11 [sic; lege 12] ll. accounts relatin to priestly phylae. verso. 7 ll. accounts [...] Date. Persian. prob. Darius. Origin. uncertain".

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