Charioteer Papyrus

Papyrus des aurigesПапирус возничихПапірус візників

Collection: Egypt Exploration Society

Material: papyrus

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The Charioteer Papyrus (London, Egypt Exploration Society, s.n.) is a 5th-century fragment of an illustration from an unknown work of literature. It is one of the finest surviving fragments of classical book illustration. Unlike other surviving illustrated fragments of papyrus, such as the Romance Papyrus and the Heracles Papyrus, which have illustrations that are little more than mere sketches, the Charioteer Papyrus is sensitively drawn and finely colored. (continued on English Wikipedia)
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