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Pap. Berlin P. 23692

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Metadata

Collection

Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 23692
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
Date of Discovery
Term. Ante / Post Quem Non
between 20 12 1906 and 20 12 1906
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 1906
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high

Object

Object Type papyrus
Color papyrus, dark
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 117 mm | 103 mm | mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Edges damages, especially the lateral ones. Lower right corner broken off.
Mounting framed under glass
Comments on Object Palimpsest. On recto and verso traces of an anterior text.

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) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Beginning of last line lost.
Script, Primary Early to Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Early Demotic - Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Flüchtige früh- bis mitteldemotische Buchschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Narrow line pitch. Text was placed onto the upper right section of the sheet, with medium right margin.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 40 0
Column Height (in mm) 75 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 40 x 75 0

 

Text Content

Modern Title astronomical text regarding the zodiac
Ancient Archives unclear
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • scientific | astronomy
Summary of Content Astronomical text, mentioning signs of the zodiac and numbers. Interpretation still unclear. Formal similaries with Pap. Berlin P. 8279+23544 (Fayoum).
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)

 

People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
8060 not applicable (No persons mentioned in the [preserved] text) (No persons mentỈoned Ỉn the [preserved] text) (none)

 

Dates

RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Late period - Early Ptolemaic dynasty -664 BCE -222 BCE ;

 

Pictures

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Literature

 

DatasetID 100409
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 50137
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
(CC BY-NC-SA)
Data set citation Data set 100409 (= Pap. Berlin P. 23692), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.