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Pap. Berlin P. 15631

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 15631
Current Location magazine
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
Finder (= First Purchaser) Rubensohn, Otto / Zucker, Friedrich (excavation directors)
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 1908
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type papyrus
Color papyrus, light
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 219 mm | 128 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The upper part is broken off in undetermined extent. Some horizontal breaks.
Mounting framed under glass
Comments on Object At the right edge one vertical continuous sheet join (kollesis) (1,5 cm).

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto/verso
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) parallel (recto) and perpendicular (verso)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Partly faded. The upper part is broken off in undetermined extent.
Script, Primary Early Demotic
Language, Primary Early Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Geübte, flüchtige, ziemlich große frühdemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. Recto: The text covers nearly the entire sheet, with a broad and equal right margin. Verso: The text was placed onto the upper half of the (preserved!) sheet, with a small right margin and a broad upper margin.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+17 6
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 110 120
Column Height (in mm) 210 90
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 110 x 210 120 x 90


Text Content

Modern Title account on barley and emmer given to Parnadadda
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive | correspondence with Persian satraps
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | account | vertical format
Summary of Content Account on barley and emmer which Parnadadda received from mentioned persons, according to Zauzich presumably priests of Chnoum.
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
8695 man Faradata (Pherendates) Prnwṱ = Prnty = Prntt Aramaic, Imperial



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Darius I -518 BCE -486 BCE Internal dating, without name of the ruler.;



Reserved Copyright
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DatasetID 100338
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 45705
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100338 (= Pap. Berlin P. 15631), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.