Browsing by material aspects

Here follow all "papyri" in the Duke collection remarkable for some material feature (e.g. those texts that are not written on papyrus at all, but on another writing material). Select an item to see images of the papyrus as well as the catalogue record describing the item.

Palimpsests (reused papyrus with writing over an erased text)

Papyri glued together (forming a so-called tomos synkollesimos):

Red ink:

Clay seals:

String attached to the spine of a codex:

Potsherds (so-called ostraca):

Tablets on metal:

Wooden tablet:


Animal skin:

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Last updated by John Oates on 1/26/99