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Pap. Berlin P. 23032

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 23032
Current Location magazine | papyrus depository
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
Publication Status published

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 15 12 1906 and 15 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) Rubensohn, Otto / Zucker, Friedrich (excavation directors)
Certainty: high
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Borchardt, Ludwig
Certainty: high


Object Type papyrus
Color papyrus, light
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 66 mm | 238 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Two fragments without direct join whose positioning relative to each other is clear. There is a vertical gap of 10mm between these two fragments. The upper right margin is damaged. In the upper part, there are holes distributed horizontally.
Mounting framed under glass
Comments on Object The object was folded and pierced through to be worn around the neck with a string. It is likely that a piece of the string is preserved.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) parallel
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) The text is damaged in form of holes and breaks. The beginning of the first line is lost. There is a vertical gap of 10 mm resulting in some loss of text.
Script, Primary Late Hieratic
Script, additional A Early Demotic
Language, Primary Late Egyptian
Language, additional A Early Demotic
Comments on Handwriting There are a few cursive and demotic signs.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 185
Column Height (in mm) 60


Text Content

Modern Title Protection spell
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • religious | polytheistic Egyptian | magical
Summary of Content amulet for a newborn child
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text parallel: Pap. Berlin P. 23031 and Pap. Berlin P. 23051
Multilingualism Bilingual
Gender Child Woman
Comment on Gender - filiation: name of the father and the mother
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
x+1=f nb p.tj j sqd tꜣ.wj m 1written in Demotic nfr.w nfr ḥr
x+2sqꜣb jm.j mrw.t sw dwꜣ=sn nṯr.w ḫt snṯ=sn ḫr mwt ḥr
x+3ḥr=s Ḥr ꜣḫ ꜥꜣ šfy.t sw nb sḫm.t ꜥꜣ.t pḥ.tt mḥn m tp nb sw
x+4Ḥr sp-sn wꜣḏ n Sḫm.t ḥꜣ jwf 2For this construction see Felssa, Fleisch des Pharao (2006), esp. 17-21. tm n ꜥnḫ Ḥr-wḏꜣ=j mw.t=f Tꜣ-dı͗.t-ꜥnq.t

1 written in Demotic
2 For this construction see Felssa, Fleisch des Pharao (2006), esp. 17-21.
x+1[///] Lord of the two heavens [///], who drive through the two lands in beautifulness, beautiful of face [///]
x+2the one who is covered, being in [///], he is a beloved(?). They may praise the gods on their foundations. [///] fall dead on
x+3their face. Horus, the ꜣḫ-spirit. He is great of respect, the Lord of flame, great of power. He is the Ouroboros on the head of the Lord.
x+4Horus, Horus, the son of Sakhmet, protect the Fleisch, so that it is fully endowed wỉth the live of Horwedja, his mother is Tadi-anqet,
x+5the Elder.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
13980 man Horwedja Ḥr-wḏꜣ Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
26th dynasty paleography (According to: Burkard: Amulette für Neugeborene (2006), 114-115);







DatasetID 100410
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 105737
Author Martina Grünhagen; Verena Lepper; Daniela C. Härtel
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100410 (= Pap. Berlin P. 23032), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Martina Grünhagen; Verena Lepper; Daniela C. Härtel.