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Pap. Berlin P. 23091

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 23091
Current Location magazine | papyrus depository
Publication Status unpublished

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Date of Discovery
Term. Ante / Post Quem Non
between 15 12 1906 and 15 12 1906
Finder (= First Purchaser) Rubensohn, Otto / Zucker, Friedrich (excavation directors)
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution partage
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Rubensohn, Otto / Zucker, Friedrich (excavation directors)
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Borchardt, Ludwig


Object Type papyrus
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Two fragments without direct joins whose positioning relative to each other is unclear. The lower margin of the long fragment is complete.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) parts of the last 16 lines of a column are preserved
Script, Primary "Späthieratische Buchschrift"
Language, Primary Middle Egyptian
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+16


Text Content

Modern Title Fragment of Book of the Temple
Text Types
  • documentary
Summary of Content The content of this object is incomprehensible due to its fragmentary state. The wꜥb Sḫm.t “priest of Sakhmet”, jn jnı-rꜣ wꜥb “by the overseer of the wab-priest” and m ꜣbd=f “in his serving for the lunar month” are mentioned, so it is likely that it is a fragment of “The Book of the Temple” (According to: Burkard/ Fischer-Elfert, VOHD 19,4 (1994), 109).



Transcription Translation Pictures
x+1[///] bw.t(?) [///]
x+2[///] .?..tw jmj-rꜣ .?. [///]
x+3[///] hyw [///]
x+4[///] wꜥb Sḫm.t [///]
x+5[///] jw rḏ.t .?. [///]
x+6[///].tw n=f .?. nb.w [///]
x+7[///] ḥw.t=f dr.tw [///]
x+8[///] ḥrj-tp .?. [///]
x+9[///] m(?) sp-snw(?) .?. nb.w ḫf.t[.j.w(?)][///]
x+10[///] bḥnw(??) nb.w n s[///]
x+11[///] m ꜣbd=f n.?. [///]
x+12[///] ḫtm(?) n pr-ḥqꜣ[///]
x+13[///] .?. ꜥꜣ jw s.?.[///]
x+14[///] m(?) ḥw.t kꜣ.w [///]
x+15[///] jn jmj-rꜣ wꜥb.w [///]
x+16[///] (hrw?) m jbd 4(?) š[mw?][///]
x+1[///] disgust(?) [///]
x+2[///] one does [///] the overseer of .?. [///]
x+3[///] monster(?)/rejoicing(?) [///]
x+4[///] wab-priest of Sekhmet [///]
x+5[///] and/in order to cause .?. [///]
x+6[///] done for him all .?. [///]
x+7[///] his temple. [///] is dispelled [///]
x+8[///] on top of / for the duration of .?. [///]
x+9[///] two times(?). All .?. oppo[site of]/ene[mies](?)[///]
x+10[///] all socages(??) of [///]
x+11[///] in his serving for the lunar month .?. [///]
x+12[///] sealer(?) of the house of the ruler(?)[///]
x+13[///] great .?. and burning(?) [///]
x+14[///] in(?) the temple of the kau [///]
x+15[///] by the overseer of the wab-priest[s][///]
x+16[///] (day?) in month 4, She[mu-season?][///]
Places (read out from edition)




RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Roman Period 1 CE 199 CE paleopgraphy: probably 1.-2. Century AD (According to: Burkard/ Fischer-Elfert, VOHD 19,4 (1994), 109) ;







DatasetID 100332
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Martina Grünhagen; Verena Lepper; Daniela C. Härtel
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100332 (= Pap. Berlin P. 23091), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Martina Grünhagen; Verena Lepper; Daniela C. Härtel.