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Pap. Berlin P. 15700

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 15700
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, dark
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 193 mm | 121 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The left as well as the lower parts are broken off in undetermined extent. Edges damaged, several holes and horizontal breaks in the sheet.
Mounting framed under glass
Comments on Object Palimpsest. Traces of an anterior text,

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) Left and lower part broken off in undetermined extent. Some holes with text losses.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Recto: Flüchtige mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift. Verso: Äußerst flüchtige und undeutliche mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The right-aligned text shows large margins on top and at the right side.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 12+y Col1: 3. Col2: 1
Quantity of Columns 1 2
Line Lenght (in mm) 90 90
Column Height (in mm) 155 35
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 90+y x 155+y 90 x 35


Text Content

Modern Title account of the delivery of bread
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | account
Summary of Content Account of the delivery of bread for the priests of the third phyle by the master baker.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Comment on Gender - in unclear context
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
13930 man master baker master baker pre-Coptic Egyptian
13925 man priests of the third phyle priests of the third phyle pre-Coptic Egyptian
9515 woman Sen[///] Tꜣ-šr.t-[///] pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaic dynasty Tybi -332 BCE -30 BCE ;



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DatasetID 100339
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 45707
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100339 (= Pap. Berlin P. 15700), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.