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Pap. Berlin P. 13564

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 13564
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory Within this roll a seal was enwrapped, according to the inventory book, which also provides a small sketch. The seal could not be detected within the Berlin collection until now, possibly it is lost. Papyrus: registered as existing during revision (1958)
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
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) 326 mm | 78 mm | mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation In the upper section two larger holes.
Mounting framed under glass
Restoration Activities Restaurierung abgeschlossen
Comments on Object Sketch of the seal provided in the inventory book.

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) In the upper part several text losses.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "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 sheet, without lateral margins, but with a broader on top of the height of approximately two lines. Verso: Address line only, placed onto the upper section.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 28 1
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 75 64
Column Height (in mm) 285 10
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 75 x 285 64 x 10


Text Content

Modern Title letter with an order of manufacturing doors
Ancient Archives private archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | vertical format
Summary of Content Letter to Parates, son of Inaros, without naming the sender. Ordering of doors and inquiry concerning the price which was not mentioned in the previous communication Additionally request on information abount the whereabouts of two former employees of the sender. According to Effland, this could refer to arrested people in connection with the revolt of Haronnophris and Chaonnophris.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ı͗.ı͗r-ḥr Pa-rṱ sꜣ Ir.t-ḥr-r.r=w tw=y ı͗r nꜣy=k
2sm(ꜣꜥ).w dy n.m-bꜣḥ Wsı͗r Ḥr ꜣs.t nꜣ nṯr.w
3ꜣbḏw nty ı͗w=w ḏı͗.t ꜥḥꜥ=y ı͗.ı͗r-ḥr=k ı͗w mn
4ḏꜣ ı͗n=w n=y pꜣy ṯk sḏm=y
5pꜣy=k wḏꜣ ı͗rm nꜣ md.w(t) r.hb=k n=y n.ı͗m=w
6r Ns-nb-ꜥnḫ NOTE pꜣ ḥm-nṯr Sḫm.t
7r sḏy ı͗.ı͗r-ḥr=k n ꜥ nꜣ pšn
8ı͗.ı͗r=y pꜣy=f ꜥš-sḥn hb=k n=y r nꜣ md.w(t)
9n nꜣ ḫm.w sb.w bn-pw=k hb
10n swn.ṱ=w ı͗w=f ḫpr ı͗w gm=k ẖr ı͗w=f n-ı͗w
11r pr-mḥty my ı͗n=f s(t) mtw=k hb n=y
12n swn.ṱ=w ḫpr=f r-ı͗w=y ḏi.t s n-ḏr.t
13Ta-hꜣ my mnq=w s ı͗w nꜣ-ꜥn=s
14m-ı͗r ḏı͗.t ı͗.ı͗r=w wrr NOTE dbꜣ ḫpr
15ı͗w=y (n) pꜣy=w ḏf m-šs mtw=k
16hb n=y tꜣy=w hm(.t) ꜥn wn rmṯ Pr-w-qr
172 ı͗n=w st r pr-rsy ẖn
18nꜣ rmṯ.w Pr-w-rq ı͗w=w ṯꜣy r wꜥ ḫm (n)
19kꜣm ı͗w ḫr-tw=w n=y hyn
20ı͗rp n.ı͗m=f ı͗w bw-ı͗r-rḫ=n pꜣ mꜣꜥ
21nty ı͗w=w ṯꜣy n.ı͗m=w r.r=f ı͗w=w ḏd n=w
22ḥrꜣḥ n pꜣ s 2 my ḥn=w s
23ı͗w ı͗r pꜣ šn n pꜣ mꜣꜥ nty ı͗w=w ṯꜣy.ṱ=w r.r=f
24mtw=k pšn=k n=w mtw=k nw
25ḏd ı͗w=k rḫ ḏı͗.t hb=w
26r.r=w ı͗w=f ḫpr ı͗w wn md(.t) ı͗w=w wḫꜣ=s
27dy my ḥn=w s r ḏı͗.t hb=w n=y n.ı͗m=s
28sẖ ḥsb.t 3.t ı͗bd 3 šmw sw 23
vso 1ı͗.ı͗r-ḥr Pa-rṱ sꜣ I͗r.t-ḥr-r.r=w
1To Parates, son of Inaros. I greet
2you here before Osiris, Horus (and) Isis, the gods
3of Abydos [who will grant] that [I] stand before you without
4harm. This letter has been brought to me. I have heard
5about your well-being and about the matters concerning which you have sent to me.
6Snebonychos, the priest of Sachmet,
7will tell you about the nature NOTE of the services
8which I have done on his order. You have sent to me concerning the matters
9with the couple of doors. You have not sent
10concerning their price. If you have found a ship(?) NOTE which
11is on the way to the north, it may bring them! And you should send to me
12concerning their price so that I might not give it (over) to the hand
13of Taha. One may accomplish it well!
14Do not let it be delayed, because
15I need them very urgently NOTE! And you should
16also send to me (concerning) their transport price. There are two men from Per-uqer
17who were brought to the south among
18the men from Per-uqer, who NOTE belong to a small garden
19(and) who are used to deliver to me some
20wine out of it. We do not know the place
21to which they are brought, while NOTE it is said to them:
22‘Guard the two men!’ May it be ordered
23to ask for the place to which they will be brought!
24And you should engage yourself in them, and you should
25take care that you can cause one to send [to us ] NOTE
26concerning them. If it happens that here is something which one will desire:
27let it be ordered to send to us concerning it.
28Written in the 3rd regnal year, 23rd of Epeiph.
vso 1To Parates, [_] son of Inaros.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Pr-w-qr (places.xml#s39)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    27110 man Parates, son of Inaros (P 13564) Pa-rṱ sꜢ Ỉr.t-ḥr-r.r=w pre-Coptic Egyptian



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Ptolemaios V Epiphanes 03 Epeiph 23 -202 August 27 BCE internal dating, without name of the ruler;







    DatasetID 100472
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 46446
    Author Jan Moje
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 100472 (= Pap. Berlin P. 13564), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.