Papyrus written with black ink with demotic administrative text. Writing on recto only, in two directions: 3 lines along the fibres and 2 lines across them.
Thompson's MS Catalogue (numbered as 10118 A): "in one corner "128"; on opposite margin "Salt 1821" [...] Apparently memoranda of accounts [...] Date. Persian. prob. Darius. Origin. uncertain".
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Height: 18.5 centimetres
- Width: 3.2 centimetres
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)
29 July 1986
Inlay and infill removal. Repair and remount seperately.
Papyrus consisting of several fragments inlaid between a sandwich of brown wove paper. Paper infils on local areas. Dimensions:183 x 35. Fragments and slide transparencies [PAP 731] to [PAP 734] in WAP studio.
Trimmed excess inlay using a scalpel, leaving c. 5mm border. Float washed on Japanese paper. Transfered to Nylon Gossamer tissue on blotting paper. Inlay paper scraped away using scalpel, on recto and verso. Paper infills removed while damp using fine tweezers and scraping with a scalpel. Papyrus consisting of several fragments. Assembled and repaired with Sekushu-shi Japanese paper tabs and wheat starch paste. Mounted between glass bound with Scotch magic Tape No 810.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA66568
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