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Pap. Berlin P. 13574 a - e

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 13574 a - e
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory joining: Pap. Berlin P. 13574 a-e + 23658. registered as existing during revision (1958)
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
Publication Status published

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) Zucker, Friedrich (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 1908
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type papyrus
Color papyrus, light
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 155 mm | 183 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Several fragments of different format, according to Zauzich (VOHD XIX,2) currently not arranged in their right position. The numberings a - e shall be changed after a new arrangement of the fragments.
Mounting between layers of paper
Comments on Object On recto and verso traces of an anterior text, close the the end a clearly preserved column.

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) Partly faded. Several holes with text losses.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Geübte, relativ sorgfältige mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout [currently unknown]
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines ca. 19 columns with ca. 13 each ca. 6 colums with ca. 13 each
Quantity of Columns ca. 19 ca. 6
Line Lenght (in mm) 1540 580
Column Height (in mm) 150 150
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance ca. 1540 x 150 ca. 580 x 150


Text Content

Modern Title account of bread offerings for Chnoum and for wheat delivery
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | account
  • documentary | list
Summary of Content Account of baked bread as offerings for Chnoum for a selected period, beginning with the 1st of Tybi of a 15th regnal year. On verso account of wheat delivery. Connection of both texts currently unclear.
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
8090 not applicable (no further persons mentioned) (no further persons mentỈoned) (none)



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaic dynasty 15 -332 BCE -30 BCE Dating by palaeography.;



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DatasetID 100520
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 45687
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100520 (= Pap. Berlin P. 13574 a - e), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.