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Ostr. Berlin P. 12272

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12272
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory registered as existing during revision (1963)
Publication Permission Status permission for publication assigned

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Certainty: high
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 ostracon
Color pottery, medium brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 85 mm | 81 mm | 12 mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation All rims slightly damaged.
Mounting (non [ostracon])

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Faded at the line endings.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Text Layout Medium line pitch. The text covers nearly the entire surface of the potsherd, with a very small margin on the right side. Due to the different length of the lines the left part is partially uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 0
Column Height (in mm) 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 0


Text Content

Modern Title list of priests on-duty
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | list
Summary of Content List of names of priests on-duty in the temple, presumably the Chnoum temple.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text Hand copy of one line in the inventory book.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ibd 4 ꜣḫ.t sw 2
2Pa-nfr sꜣ Stꜣ.ṱ=w-tꜣ.wty 1For the reading of parts of this line I am indebted to the participiants of the Demotic Summer School 2018 in Munich.
3Pa-Ḏḥwtı͗ sꜣ Pa-ḥ.t-nṯr
4Pa-tꜣ.wy sꜣ Pꜣ-ḏı͗-ꜣs.t
5Pa-H̱nm sꜣ Pa-mr-ı͗ḥ
6Ṯꜣy-Ḥr-pꜣ-tꜣ (sꜣ) Pa-
7Ns-pꜣ-mtr (sꜣ) H̱nm-ı͗w
8Wrš-nfr (sꜣ)

1 For the reading of parts of this line I am indebted to the participiants of the Demotic Summer School 2018 in Munich.
12nd of Choiak:
2Panouphis, son of Stotoetis.
3Pathotes, son of Pa-het-netjer.
4Patous, son of Peteesis.
5Pachnoumis, son of Pelaias
6Seharpthos, (son) of P⸢..?..⸣.
7Espmetis, son of Chenemeus.
8Orsenouphis, (son) of ⸢..?..⸣[///]
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
23005 man Espmetis, son of Chenemeus Ns-pꜣ-mtr sꜣ H̱nm-ı͗w pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaic dynasty -332 BCE -30 BCE ;






previousely unpublished


DatasetID 100107
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100107 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12272), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.