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Pap. Berlin P. 23691

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 23691
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 District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Certainty: high
Date of Discovery
Term. Ante / Post Quem Non
between 2 3 1906 and 2 3 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, dark
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 165 mm | 94 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The lower part as well as the left part are broken off in undetermined extent. Very holey. On the recto fiber orientation slanting to the lower right.
Mounting framed under glass

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) Lower part (recto and verso) broken off in undetermined extent. Line endings of second column (recto) respectively line beginnings of next to last preserved column (verso) lost.Several holes with substantial text losses. On verso partly faded.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Recto: Relativ sorgfältige mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift. Verso: Flüchtige mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2) Verhältnis Rto zu Vso nicht sicher.
Comments on Text Layout Medium line pitch. Text on recto with broad upper margin. Right-aligned columns with varying line length and medium distance between the columns.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines Col.I: 8+y;Col.II: 13+y Col.I: 8+3+y; Col.II: 11+y
Quantity of Columns 4 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 85 85
Column Height (in mm) 135 160+y
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 85 x 135+y 85 x 160+y


Text Content

Modern Title account regarding the expenditures for burials
Ancient Archives administrative archive of unclear context
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | account
Summary of Content Account "for Petosiris, son of Imouthes", possibly regarding the expenditures for burials of some persons in a (collective?) tomb
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
9580 man Petosiris, son of Imouthes PꜢ-ḏỉ-Wsỉr sꜢ Ỉy-m-ḥtp pre-Coptic Egyptian



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



Reserved Copyright
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DatasetID 100538
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 45737
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100538 (= Pap. Berlin P. 23691), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.