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Pap. Berlin P. 13550

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 13550
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory coiled up together with Pap. Berlin P. 13549 registered as existing during revision (1958)
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 (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 1907
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type papyrus
Color papyrus, dark
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 329 mm | 63 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Prior to 1945 almost completely preserved with a height of 36 cm. Today comsisting of several fragments. Several larger and rectangular holes at the edges. line 11 is lost today.
Mounting framed under glass
Comments on Object Continous vertical sheet join (kollesis) at the left rim (1,4 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) Prior to 1945 complete. Today several holes with sunstantial text losses at the line beginnings resp. endings.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Flüchtige, geübte, relativ deutliche mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. Recto: The text covers nearly the entire surface of the papyrus, with small and unequal lateral margins. On the recto a small, on the verso a broad upper margin.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 25 20+1
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 55,55
Column Height (in mm) 180,17
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 55 x 180 55 x 170


Text Content

Modern Title letter concerning delivery of natron and a deceased priest's daughter
Ancient Archives administrative archive of unclear context
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | vertical format
Summary of Content Letter of Hartophnachthes, son of Snebonychos, to Eschnoumpmetis. Report on delivery of natron from Koptos, mentioning a deceased daughter of a priest.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender - Identifier of woman: daughter of a man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
9890 man Eschnoumpmetis, son of Snebonychos (carrier of Ra, Vorsteher der heiligen Binden) alle zusammenfügen. cf. 8066, wohl nicht derselbe! Ns-H̱nm-pꜢ-mtr sꜣ Ns-pꜣ-nb-ꜥnḫ pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaic Dynasty (early) Thoth 07 -332 BCE -264 BCE Internal dating, without name of the ruler. Dating by palaeography.;



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DatasetID 100421
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46476
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100421 (= Pap. Berlin P. 13550), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.