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Pap. Berlin P. 15771

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 15771
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory joining: Pap. Berlin P. 15771 und Pap. Berlin P. 23564
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
Date of Discovery
Term. Ante / Post Quem Non
between 11 1 1907 and 11 1 1907
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 1907 and 1907
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type papyrus
Color papyrus, light
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 98 mm | 152 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The upper as well as the left parts are broken off in undetermined extent. In the upper right section a rectangular hole. P. 15771 connects the two fragments of P. 23564 a and P. 23564 b.
Mounting framed under glass
Comments on Object In the lower section one horizontal continuous sheet join (kollesis).

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto/verso
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) parallel (verso) and perpendicular (recto)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Upper part (recto) resp. lower part (verso) broken off in undetermined extent. All line beginings and most of the line endings lost.Lower part broken off in undetermined extent. Partly faded.
Script, Primary Early Demotic
Language, Primary Early Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Flüchtige, frühdemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The text covers nearly the entire (preserved) sheet, with small margins on all sides. With small lower (recto) resp. upper (verso) margin.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+6 (whole) 6+y (whole)
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 260 260
Column Height (in mm) 75 75+y
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 260 x x+75 260 x 75


Text Content

Modern Title letter concerning, among others, the delivery of tgm oil
Ancient Archives unclear
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | horizontal format
Summary of Content Letter concerning, among others, the delivery of tgm oil. Partly very difficult to understand.
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
10460 man Artais (Lesonis) ỈꜤḥ-ỉ:ỉr-ḏỉ-s pre-Coptic Egyptian
10455 man Pibesis, son of Inaros PꜢy-bs sꜢ Ir.t-ḥr-r-r=w 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 ;



Reserved Copyright
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DatasetID 100500
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46568
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100500 (= Pap. Berlin P. 15771), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.