#547 Egyptian Papyrus Painting

Acquired 2009

Papyrus plants, which grew along the banks of the Nile River in Upper Egypt, were used to produce the world's finest papyrus. The stem was sliced into thin strips, soaked in water, then pressed together and dried, forming a durable paper. This piece of papyrus was hand painted in Egypt as a nativity scene! Janine found this piece on her trip as a chaperone for Jordan and Cody's 2009 Eighth Grade trip to Washington, DC. She brought it back to me - April 2009.