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Pap. Berlin P. 13567

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 13567
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory registered as existing during revision (1958)
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) 357 mm | 50 mm | mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Larger loss of material in the upper third. At the left edge a small hole. Some minor breaks along the horizonal foldings.
Mounting framed under glass

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) Marginal losses of text in lines 1 and 4.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Saubere, relativ deutliche mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The right-aligned text was placed onto the upper half of the sheet, with small and equal right margin and a broad upper margin. Lenght of lines differing. The lower half remains uniscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 14 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 48 0
Column Height (in mm) 170 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 48 x 170 0


Text Content

Modern Title mkmk-petition (hypomnema) concerning the rejection of an ordered journey (draft)
Ancient Archives private archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | hypomnema
Summary of Content Brainstorming in noteform, draft of a memorandum of Pamonnasis concerning the rejection of an ordered journey of the sender.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender - Activity of woman: not mentioned - Identifier of woman: handmaid of a woman - Identifier of woman: owner /employer of a handmaid
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
1pꜣ bꜣk mkmk
2ḏı͗.t wṱ=w ṱ=y m-sꜣ pꜣ mšꜥ
3n hrw 2 r Tꜣ-št-rsy
4gr ḏı͗.t wṱ=w
5r ḫpr n.ı͗m=w
6-7(r-)dbꜣ pꜣ ḥqꜣ nty-ı͗w=y n.ı͗m=f
8Ḥr pꜣ ẖr n Pa-šꜣ r
9ḏı͗.t šm=w m-sꜣ=f
10Pꜣ-hb sꜣ Ḏḥwtı͗-ı͗w
11pꜣ rmṯ Nḫb
12Tꜣ-ḏı͗-I͗y-m-ḥtp tꜣ ẖr(.t) Tꜣy-nfr
13pꜣ ꜣḥ kꜣm nty (n) Swn
14tꜣ ẖr.t (n-)ḏr.t Pa-mn-n-s
1The memorandum.
2Causing to send me behind the army
3within two days to the Southern Land,
4or causing to send [someone else?] [///],
5to be there(?) . 1Suggestion made by Zauzich, cited after Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae.
6-7Because of hunger in which I am.
8Horos, the slave of Pasis, to
9cause to come for him.
10Phibis, son of Thoteus,
11the man from Elkab.
12Teteimouthes, the slave of Thanouphis.
13The garden area, which is located in Syene.
14The slave. By Pamonasis.

1 Suggestion made by Zauzich, cited after Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Tꜣ-št-rsy (places.xml#d41)
  • Nḫb (places.xml#s30)
  • Swn (places.xml#s8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    11100 man Horos, the servant of Pasis Ḥr pꜣ ẖr n Pa-šꜣ pre-Coptic Egyptian



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Ptolemaic Dynasty (middle) -246 BCE -180 BCE Dating by content. Dating by palaeography.;







    DatasetID 100293
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 48634
    Author Jan Moje
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 100293 (= Pap. Berlin P. 13567), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.