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Pap. Berlin P. 15811

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 15811
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 Type papyrus
Color papyrus, light
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 109 mm | 120 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Both lateral parts are broken off in undetermined extent. Some minor holes in the sheet.
Mounting framed under glass

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) All line beginnings and endings broken off in undetermined extent. Some holes with minor text losses.
Script, Primary Early to Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Early Demotic - Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Große, sorgfältige, geübte früh- bis mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. Recto: The text shows medium upper and lower marigns in the height of one line. Verso: The text was placed onto the upper fourth of the sheet, with upper margin in the height of one line. The lower three-fourth remain uninscribed except for the address line.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6 2+1
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 120 x+120+y
Column Height (in mm) 80 20
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance x+120+y x 80 x+120+y x 20


Text Content

Modern Title letter concerning work at a ship
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | horizontal format
Summary of Content Fragmentary letter to Chnoumtophnachtes concerning work at a ship
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
2755 man Chnoumtophnachtes, son of Pachnoumis H̱nm-tꜢy=f-nḫṱ sꜣ Pa-Hnm pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaic Dynasty (early) 06 Phamenoth 13 -332 BCE -222 BCE Dating by palaeography. Internal dating, without name of the ruler.;







DatasetID 100516
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46557
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100516 (= Pap. Berlin P. 15811), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.