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Ostr. Berlin P. 10837

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10837
Publication Number ined.
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory 1963 available; 2014 available
Publication Permission Status permission for publication upon enquiry only
Publication Status unpublished

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
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, light brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 119 mm | 86 mm | 5 mm
Dating between 395 and
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Broken off on all sides.
Comments on Object Zeichen verblasst

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object two-sided
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Very little text remains, and that is also very faded, on the concave side also stained.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Practised document hand, cursive, possibly with some ligatures. Very faded.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 3 ?
Quantity of Columns 1 ?
Line Lenght (in mm) 86
Column Height (in mm) 35
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Text Types
  • scientific
  • scientific | writing exercise
Summary of Content The convex (outside) side of the piece carried a coherent text, as is seen in the remnants of lines and words. The concave (inside) side, however, seems to contain individual letters, arranged randomly, no words seem to be there. A writing exercise?



Transcription Translation Pictures
Places (read out from edition)








DatasetID 100154
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Daniel Werning, Matthias Müller, Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100154 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10837), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Daniel Werning, Matthias Müller, Andrea Hasznos.