About this object

Pieces of ancient papyrus with Greek and Coptic text wrapped around a stick and bound with linen in modern times. At each end of the stick is a seal impression (seated figure with ankh) made on a red surface. Rolls of this type are known as early as the middle of the nineteenth century. They are made up of miscellaneous pieces of papyri, blank or, if inscribed, too small to sell.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Ptolemaic; Roman Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    332 BC - AD 640 about
  • Materials
    Wood; Clay; Papyrus; Linen
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Royal Institution, Liverpool, 1942
  • Collector
    Liverpool Royal Institution
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1894 before
  • Measurements
    20 mm x 32 mm x 243 mm
  • Note
    Prior to 24.05.2018 was confused with M11167
  • Related people
    Liverpool Royal Institution ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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