Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Papyrus Fragment of a Letter

Date:
7th century
Geography:
Made in Thebes, Byzantine Egypt
Culture:
Coptic
Medium:
Papyrus with ink
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 3/16 x 2 1/16 in. (5.5 x 5.3 cm)
Framed: 2 5/8 x 2 11/16 in. (6.7 x 6.9 cm)
Classification:
Papyrus
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1914
Accession Number:
14.1.516
Not on view
Inscription: in Coptic
From below the first boundary wall of the Monastery of Epiphanius at Thebes. Museum excavations, 1913–14. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1914.
Crum, W. E., and H. G. Evelyn-White. The Monastery of Epiphanius at Thebes. Vol. II. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1926. no. 137, p. 187.

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