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Tablet Berlin P. 11457

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Tablet Berlin P. 11457
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory registered as existing during revision (1966)
Publication Permission Status permission for publication upon enquiry only

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance Details "Nordschugl"
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Certainty: high
Date of Discovery
Term. Ante / Post Quem Non
between 6 1 1907 and 6 1 1907
Finder (= First Purchaser) Rubensohn, Otto (excavation director)
Certainty: high
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt Elephantine
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution partage
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1907 and 1907
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type tablet
Color wood, dark
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 133 mm | 488 mm | 16 mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Complete.
Mounting (non [ostracon])

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object two-sided
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
State of Preservation (Text) Complete.
Script, Primary Early to Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Early Demotic - Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Text Layout Narrow line pitch. The text covers nearly the entire surface, with small margins on all sides only.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 13+12+12+12 10+10+10+9+9
Quantity of Columns 4 5
Line Lenght (in mm) 90
Column Height (in mm) 130
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 90 x 130


Text Content

Modern Title account of financial transactions by the temple administration
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | list
Summary of Content Board with different accounts from the administrative archive of the Chnoum temple, presumbaly a notepad, which was thrown away after transferring all data to the final archive papyrus rolls. This board contains list of persons and their shares, mentioning money and grain, with several sums and totals. The heading in II:3 states that these are "the expenses of the temple", meaning the Chnoum temple. Names like Pahemnetjer-Chnoum or Pa-hetnetjer point to priests of the temple mentioned here.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text Im Inventarbuch Handabschrift einer Zeile.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
Places (read out from edition)




RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Late period - Early Ptolemaic dynasty -664 BCE -222 BCE ;







DatasetID 100089
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100089 (= Tablet Berlin P. 11457), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.