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Pap. Berlin P. 13583

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 13583
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, light
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 270 mm | 312 mm | mm
Rotation around vertical axis (side to side)
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The right part is broken off at about the half of the original width. Some minor holes in the sheet.
Mounting framed under glass
Comments on Object The papyrus is still mounted on paper (06/2016).

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: All line beginnings are lost at about 50%. Verso: Only the line beginnings are preserved.
Script, Primary Early Demotic
Language, Primary Early Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Gute frühdemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. Recto: The text was placed centered onto the sheet, with a medium margin on top and very huge margins at the bottom and on the left. Verso: Witness signature. On the right and at the bottom large parts remain uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9 (10?) 12
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 160,4
Column Height (in mm) 130,115
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance x+160 x 130 40+y x 115


Text Content

Modern Title Sale contract for a house
Ancient Archives private archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | contract | vertical format
Summary of Content Sale contract (document of payment) of [///]-chaset, daughter of Peftjauuser and her mother Isischebnebqay, and NN concerning a house. Only left part preserved.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender - Activity of woman: contractant


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
9475 woman [///]-chaset, daughter of Peftjauuser and her mother Isischebnebqay [///]-ḫꜣs.t ta Pꜣy=f-ṯꜣw-wsr mw.t=s ꜣs.t-ḫb-nb-qy pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Late Period (26th dynasty - 31st dynasty) -664 BCE -332 BCE Dating by palaeography.;



Reserved Copyright
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DatasetID 100450
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 45691
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100450 (= Pap. Berlin P. 13583), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.