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Pap. Berlin P. 13563

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 13563
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory coiled up together with Pap. Berlin P. 13562 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) 46 mm | 152 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The right part is broken off in undetermined extent.
Mounting framed under glass
Restoration Activities Restaurierung abgeschlossen

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) complete
State of Preservation (Text) All line beginning lost.
Script, Primary Early Demotic
Language, Primary Early Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Flüchtige frühdemotische Geschäftsschrift, die besonders auf dem Recto nicht sehr sorgfältig ist." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Medium line pitch. Recto: The text covers nearly the entire (preserved) sheet, with a small upper and a broad lower margin. Verso: The left third remains uniscribed, except for the address line rotated by 90° in respect to the main text.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 3 3+1
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 145,85
Column Height (in mm) 30,3
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 145 x 30 85 x 30


Text Content

Modern Title letter
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | horizontal format
Summary of Content Left half of a letter of Harchebis to the priests of Chnoum, mentioning persons came "here".
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text According to K.-Th. Zauzich unusual placing of the text. Recto with fibres horizontally, verso with address rotated 90° in respect to the main text,
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
9920 man Espmetis, son of Espmetsepsis (P. 13563) Ns-pꜢ-mtr sꜢ Ns-pꜢ-mtr-šps 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.;







DatasetID 100467
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46481
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100467 (= Pap. Berlin P. 13563), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.