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Pap. Berlin P. 13581

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Metadata

Collection

Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 13581
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory registered as existing during revision (1958)
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 1906 and 1907
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high

Object

Object Type papyrus
Color papyrus, light
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 220 mm | 64 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The upper part is broken off in undetermined extent. Some minor holes.
Mounting framed under glass
Comments on Object On the right side a continous vertical sheet join (kollesis) (0.9 cm).

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) parallel (recto)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) On top broken off in undetermined extent.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Sorgfältige, überwiegend gut lesbare mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift, etwas nach rechts geneigt." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Medium line pitch. The text shows no lateral margins. At the bottom a larger part, presumably about ⅓ of the entire sheet, remains uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+13 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 55
Column Height (in mm) 135
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 55 x 135 0

 

Text Content

Modern Title Letter of recommendation, together with request of support
Ancient Archives unclear
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | vertical format
Summary of Content Letter of Teos, son of Nepherpres, containing a letter of recommendation for a man, who is described as a person who can not be replaced. Attached is a request to supporting him, amongst other things with working staff.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)

 

People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
12115 man Komoapis (P.13581) Gm=w-ḥp pre-Coptic Egyptian

 

Dates

RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaic Dynasty (early) 06 Payni 17 -332 BCE -222 BCE Dating by palaeography. Internal dating, without name of the ruler.;

 

Pictures

P_13581_R-Handphoto
Reserved Copyright
P_13581_R_001
Reserved Copyright

 

Literature

 

DatasetID 100263
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46488
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
(CC BY-NC-SA)
Data set citation Data set 100263 (= Pap. Berlin P. 13581), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.