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Pap. Berlin P. 23652

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 23652
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory joining: Pap. Berlin P. 15606, Pap. Berlin P. 15613, Pap. Berlin P. 23569 + Pap. Berlin P. 23652
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 15 12 1906 and 15 12 1906
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 1906
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type papyrus
Color papyrus, light
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 170 mm | 350 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The right part and the lower part are broken off in undetermined extent. Some larger holes on the right side. Several breaks in the sheet. Measurements of the entire papyrus: Height: 20,5 cm. Width 34,5 cm.
Mounting together in 1 glass frame
Restoration Activities Restaurierung abgeschlossen
Comments on Object According to the inventory "Abschrift und Deutung von W. Erichsen" existing.

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) Line beginnings list. Several large holes with substantial text losses.
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 Medium line pitch. Colums right-aligned, separated from each other by smalll distance.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines Col. I: 16 + x +11 Z., Col. II: 6, Col. III:14+ x +12, Col. IV: 15+x(?)+3, Col. V: 11+x(?)+6 Col.I: 9+x+13, Col. II: 11+x+13, Col. III: 11+x+13, Col. IV: 11+x+1
Quantity of Columns 5 4
Line Lenght (in mm) 340 280
Column Height (in mm) 140 165
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 340 x 140 280 x 165


Text Content

Modern Title account of delivery of bread and grain to the sanctuary
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | account
Summary of Content Account of delivery of baked bread loafs and grain to the sanctuary for a period of 19 days.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
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
865 man Espmetis, son of Espneti-hetnetjer (carrier-of-Ra and lesonis) Ns-pꜢ-mtr sꜢ Ns-pꜢ-nty-(n-)ḥ.t-nṯr pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaic dynasty 10 Phaophi -332 BCE -30 BCE ;







DatasetID 100503
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 45729
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100503 (= Pap. Berlin P. 23652), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.