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papyrus / amulet

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Part of a papyrus letter; an amuletic decree (?).

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 18.5 centimetres
    • Length: 32.7 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Script

      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Transliteration

      • Inscription Comment

        Ink. 6 lines recto, 3 lines verso
  • Curator's comments

    Kitchen, Ram. Insc. Vol 4 p181
    G. Pinch, Magic in Ancient Egypt (London 1994), fig.74.
    R.B. Parkinson, Cracking Codes: The Rosetta Stone and Decipherment (London 1999)Published: I. E. S. Edwards in JEA 54 (1968), 155-160

  • Bibliography

    • Trismegistos 139349 ( bibliographic details
    • Edwards 1968 pp. 155-160 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    Papyrus Survey: Condition Details: Papyrus: brittle, fractured, loss Black ink (smudged) Tabbed: kraft paper, glassine paper, linen Displayed in Room 61 from 2001 until 2007 Mount Details: Sandwich: glass Binding: kraft paper (loose) Object Priority: B Mount Priority: B Overall Condition: B Curatorial condition comment: fair (incomplete)

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Acquired in 1925.

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number


  • Registration number



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