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Pap. Berlin P. 15812

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Metadata

Collection

Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 15812
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, light
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 84 mm | 93 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The left part is broken off in undetermined extent. Right edge damaged and partially lost. Several minor holes in the sheet.
Mounting framed under glass
Restoration Activities Restaurierung abgeschlossen

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 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 "Geübte, recht flüchtige früh- bis mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Medium line pitch. The right-aligned text shows small right, upper, and lower margins.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6 6+1
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 90 90+y
Column Height (in mm) 70 60
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 90+y x 70 90+y x 60

 

Text Content

Modern Title letter of unclear content
Ancient Archives unclear
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | horizontal format
Summary of Content Letter of Snebonychos, son of Espneti-hetnetjer, with unclear content 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)

 

 

Dates

RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Late period or Early Ptolemaic period -332 BCE -222 BCE ;

 

Pictures

P_15812_R
CC-BY-NC-SA
P_15812_V_001
CC-BY-NC-SA

 

Literature

 

DatasetID 100517
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46558
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
(CC BY-NC-SA)
Data set citation Data set 100517 (= Pap. Berlin P. 15812), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.