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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 148

    AN EGYPTIAN LEGAL DOCUMENT IN DEMOTIC ON PAPYRUS

    PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, YEAR 10 OF CLEOPATRA III AND PTOLEMY IX (SEPTEMBER 108 OR 107 B.C.)

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    AN EGYPTIAN LEGAL DOCUMENT IN DEMOTIC ON PAPYRUS
    PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, YEAR 10 OF CLEOPATRA III AND PTOLEMY IX (SEPTEMBER 108 or 107 B.C.)
    Comprising six fragments of an almost complete legal contract written in black ink, mentioning Nesnayw-Khemeniw, son of Amenhotep and Tasheri-Djehuty, concerning the payment of 1500 staters for 1/23 share of redeb of grain, the scribe being Khonsu-Tayef-Nakht, son of Horsiese, from Djeme (Medinet Habu), the names of the witnesses written on the back; and 12 other demotic papyri fragments, mounted on paper
    8 in. (20.3 cm.) wide overall approx. (item one); 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high max. (fragments) (18)


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    Provenance

    Collection of William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877); and thence by descent to the present owner.