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Pap. Berlin P. 13595

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 13595
Current Location magazine
Publication Permission Status permission for publication assigned

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Aswan / Syene (Swn; Συήνη, סונ, ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲁⲛ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance Details According to K.-T. Zauzich.
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery (unknown)
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Abd el Megid (Luxor)
Certainty: high
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt Luxor
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution purchase
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 0 and 0
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Abd el Megid (Luxor)
Certainty: high


Object Type papyrus
Color papyrus, light
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 298 mm | 148 mm | mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Heavily damaged in the upper half. In the middle part several horizontal stinged holes.
Mounting framed under glass
Comments on Object The papyrus is still mounted on paper (06/2016).

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) Line beginnings and endings partly broken off. Faded.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Script, additional A Greek
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Language, additional A Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting "Geübte mitteldemotische Urkundenschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Demotic main text: Wide line pitch. The right-aligned text was placed onto the upper half of the sheet, with a broad right margin. Countersignatures: Narrow line pitch. The right-aligned text was placed onto the lower half of the sheet, with distance to the main text, but with the same right alignement. Greek bank endorsement: Narrow line pitch. The text was placed onto the lower half of the sheet, directly below the countersignatures, here without lateral margins.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 19+3 (Greek) 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 110,65
Column Height (in mm) 130,35
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 110 x 130 (Dem), 65 x 35 (Gr) 0


Text Content

Modern Title divorce contract
Ancient Archives "family office from Aswan" (Zauzich in prep)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | contract | vertical format
Summary of Content Divorce contract, name of the wife not preserved. With Greek subscription as bank endorsement.
Relationship of Texts (bilingual) Greek subscription: bank endorsement
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Bilingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender - Activity of woman: contractant in divorce contract
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
8090 not applicable (no further persons mentioned) (no further persons mentỈoned) (none)



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios VIII Euergetes II 53 Hathyr 20 -118 December 7 BCE Dating by palaeography. Internal dating, without name of the ruler.;



Reserved Copyright




DatasetID 100295
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03769
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100295 (= Pap. Berlin P. 13595), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.