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Pap. Berlin P. 13570

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 13570
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory 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) 318 mm | 90 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Broken after registration. Consisting of two not joining fragments. Larger holes and damages in the upper left and lower right sections. Some slim horizontal breaks along the foldings.
Mounting framed under glass

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) Recto: Ending of the first line and beginnings of the last three lines lost. Verso: Beginnings of the first three lines and the entire last line lost.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Flüchtige, große mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift mit auffallend breitem Strich." (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 small upper and lateral margins. Verso: The text is placed onto the upper two-thirds of the sheet. The lower third remains uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 22+[1] 12[+1]
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 85
Column Height (in mm) 300
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 85 x 300 85 x 300


Text Content

Modern Title letter concerning transport of several items
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | vertical format
Summary of Content Letter of Eschnompmetis to Hartophnachthes concerning transport of several items.
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
1085 man Hartophnachthes, son of Snebonychos Ḥr-tꜢy=f-nḫt.ṱ sꜢ Ns-nb-Ꜥnḫ pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaic Dynasty (early) 03 Tybi 10 -332 BCE -222 BCE Dating by palaeography. Internal dating, without name of the ruler.;







DatasetID 100425
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46485
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100425 (= Pap. Berlin P. 13570), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.