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Fragments of Papyrus

Late Period, Saite or later
Dynasty 26 or later
656 B.C. or later
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Tomb of Nespekashuty (TT 312, MMA 509), MMA excavations, 1922–24
Papyrus, ink
Glass frame: L. 21 × H. 16.6 cm (8 1/4 × 6 9/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1926
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 130
These papyrus fragments come from one or more funerary papyri dating to the Saite Period.
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in tombs at Deir el Bahri, 1922–23. Allotted to the Museum by the Egyptian Government in the division of finds.

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