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Pap. Berlin P. 13617

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 13617
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory joining: Pap. Berlin P. 13617 + Pap. Berlin P. 23676
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
Date of Discovery
Term. Ante / Post Quem Non
between 2 3 1906 and 2 3 1906
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 1906
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type papyrus
Color papyrus, dark
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 275 mm | 155 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The right edge is lost at the section of lines 4-11. Several holes in the sheet, one larger in the middle of the upper edge.
Mounting framed under glass
Comments on Object The papyrus is still mounted on paper (06/2016). Continuous vertical sheet joins (kollesis) (1 cm) in the left and the very right parts each (cf. joining fragment Pap Berlin P. 23676).

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) Beginning of lines 4 - 11 lost. Some holes with minor text losses.
Script, Primary Early Demotic
Language, Primary Early Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Flüchtige frühdemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2). Wirth eight autographic witness signatures.
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. Recto: The text covers nearly the entire surface of the sheet, with broad upper and lower margins, and a broad equal right margin. col. 1: l.1 - 12 (Text) col. 2; l. l.13 - 18: witnesses signatures col. 3; l. l.19 - 20: witnesses signatures. The lower left section remains uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 20 0
Quantity of Columns 3 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 145 0
Column Height (in mm) 220 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 145 x 220 0


Text Content

Modern Title contract of lease concerning a lot of land on Elephantine island
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | contract | vertical format
Summary of Content Contract of lease concerning an allotment on Elephantine, drawn by Esp-[?], son of Espudjathotes, to [///].
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
9485 man Esp..?.., son of Espoudjathotes Ns-pꜣ-..?.. sꜣ Ns-pꜣ-wḏꜣ-ꜥnḫ pre-Coptic Egyptian
9490 man Haryotes, son of Esyris Ḥr-wḏꜢ sꜢ Ns-Ḥr pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Amasis 4[3] Tybi -527 January 2 BCE internal dating, without name of the ruler;







DatasetID 100271
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 45695
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100271 (= Pap. Berlin P. 13617), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.