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Pap. Berlin P. 23589

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 23589
Publication Number 23589
Current Location magazine
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 Details "Nordschugl"
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 6 1 1907 and 6 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, dark
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 305 mm | 164 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation On all sides broken off in undetermined extent. Several holes, vertical and horizontal breaks.
Mounting framed under glass
Comments on Object Palimpsest. On the verso traces of an anterior text.

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) All sides broken off. Several holes with partly substantial text losses. Text on verso partly faded.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Recto: Relativ sorgfältige mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift. Verso: "Große flüchtige mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. Colums right-aligned, with short distance to each other. Text on verso rotated by 90° with respect to the Recto.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines Col. I: x+25+y; Recto Col. II: x+13+5+y x+11
Quantity of Columns 2 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 170 160
Column Height (in mm) 300 180
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 170 x 300 160 x 180


Text Content

Modern Title account of deliveries of wine and grain as offerings for the Chnoum temple.
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | list
Summary of Content Account of deliveries of wine and grain, as offerings for the Chnoum temple.
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
9565 man [///]..?.., son of Espmetis [///]..?.. sꜣ Ns-pꜣ-mt[r] pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaic dynasty 03 Thoth -332 BCE -30 BCE ;



Reserved Copyright
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DatasetID 100528
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 45719
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100528 (= Pap. Berlin P. 23589), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.