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Pap. Berlin P. 13547

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 13547
Current Location magazine
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
Publication Status published

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 Type papyrus
Color papyrus, light
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 196 mm | 56 mm | mm
Criteria for Dating Alter Text (ca. 16 Zeilen) sorgfältig ausgewischt. Nicht datierbar.
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Some horizontal breaks. Upper edge partly broken off.
Mounting framed under glass
Comments on Object Palimpsest. On the recto very faded traces of an anterior text. Vertical continous sheet join (kollesis) (ca. 1 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) complete
State of Preservation (Text) Complete.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Flüchtige, wenig sorgfältige mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The text was placed centered onto the surface of the papyrus, with very small lateral margins and broader margins on top and bottom.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 13 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 47
Column Height (in mm) 140
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 47 x 140 0


Text Content

Modern Title letter concerning supply for the divine falcon
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | vertical format
  • religious | polytheistic Egyptian
Summary of Content Letter of Chnoummachis to Haryotes, being an answer to a previous (not preserved) letter with a request concerning supply of the divine falcon. The sender had caused to deliver meat of donkeys to a pastophor.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ḫrw H̱nm-m-ꜣḫ.t m-bꜣḥ
2Ḥr-wḏꜣ pꜣ sẖ ı͗r.ṱ.w
3ı͗ ḏı͗ Pꜣ-Rꜥ q(y) pꜣy=f ꜥḥꜥ
4ı͗n=w n=y pꜣy ⸢bky?⸣ r-dbꜣ
5tꜣ ẖr(.t) pꜣ bı͗k ḏı͗=y
6ḏı͗=w ı͗wf ꜥꜣy
710 (n-)ḏr.t pꜣ ı͗ry-ꜥꜣ r.ḏı͗=k
8ı͗y=f r ẖ pꜣy hb=k
9n.ı͗m=f ı͗w=f ḫpr ı͗w
10wn md(.t) dy my
11ḥn=w s mtw=k hb
12n=y n.ı͗m=s n-ḏr.t
13n ḥsb.t 3 ı͗bd 1 ꜣḫ.t sw 24
1Voice of Chnoummachis before
2Haryotes, the scribe-of-eyes:
3Oh may Pre cause his lifetime to be long!
4It was brought to me this letter 1Cf. Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005), 13. concerning
5the food of the falcon. I have caused
6the meat of 10
7donkeys to be given to the pastophor, whom you
8caused to come, according to that (matter) which you have 2For the translation cf. Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005), 49. sent
9about. If it happens that here 3According to Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005), 49. Zauzich, P. Berl. Eleph. 1 (1978): „dort“.is
10something (which is desired): It may
11be ordered that you send
12to me about it. Written
13in the 3rd regnal year, 24th of Thoth.

1 Cf. Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005), 13.
2 For the translation cf. Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005), 49.
3 According to Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005), 49. Zauzich, P. Berl. Eleph. 1 (1978): „dort“.
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
9880 man Chnoummachis (P. 13547) H̱nm-m-Ꜣḫ.t pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaic Dynasty (early) 03 Thoth 24 -332 BCE -222 BCE internal dating, without name of the ruler;



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DatasetID 100279
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46475
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100279 (= Pap. Berlin P. 13547), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.