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Pap. Berlin P. 15802

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Metadata

Collection

Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 15802
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory registered as existing during revision (1967)
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 / Zucker, Friedrich (excavation directors)
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 1908
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high

Object

Object Type papyrus
Color papyrus, dark
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 232 mm | 85 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The upper part is broken off in undetermined extent, on the right side only marginal loss of papyrus material. At the upper left edge several minor damages.
Mounting framed under glass
Restoration Activities Restaurierung abgeschlossen
Comments on Object Palimpsest. Traces of an anterior text, turned 180°.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) parallel (recto)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Upper part broken off in undetermined extent. Line beginnings lost in small extent only. Line endings damaged in the upper part
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Flüchtige, mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Narrow line pitch. The text was placed onto the upper half of the (preserved) sheet. Line length varying.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+13 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 80 0
Column Height (in mm) 130 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 80 x x+130 0

 

Text Content

Modern Title letter mentioning the arrival of 200 Nubians
Ancient Archives unclear
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | vertical format
Summary of Content Letter concerning correspondence with persons situated in Thebes, mentioning the arrival of 200 Nubians. Exact context unclear due to the fragmentary condition.
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
10375 man Peteharsomtous (P. 15802) PꜢ-ḏỉ-Ḥr-smꜢ-tꜢ.wỉ pre-Coptic Egyptian

 

Dates

RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaic dynasty -332 BCE -30 BCE internal dating, without name of the ruler;

 

Pictures

P_15802_R
CC-BY-NC-SA
P_15802_V
CC-BY-NC-SA

 

Literature

 

DatasetID 100490
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46550
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
(CC BY-NC-SA)
Data set citation Data set 100490 (= Pap. Berlin P. 15802), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.