Framed: H. 41.3. cm (16 1/4 in.); W.167 cm (65 3/4 in.); D. 4.2 cm (1 5/8 in.)
Gift of Hugh J. Chisholm, 1935
Not on view
Dating to the 30th Dynasty, just before the conquest of the Persian Empire and hence of Egypt by Alexander the Great, this papyrus records a marriage contract. It is written in Demotic, which refers both to the language itself (a late form of Egyptian) and to the script.
Acquired in Egypt by Hugh J. Chisholm; thence to his son by descent. Donated to the Museum 1935.