A paper-like material prepared in ancient Egypt from the stems of a marsh plant. Sheets of papyrus were used throughout the ancient Mediterranean world for writing and painting. The papyrus  plant was also used as a decorative motif in Egyptian and Minoan art.
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Sheet from a Book of the Dead. Ca. 1075-945 BCE. Papyrus, ink. Brooklyn Museum, New York.
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