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Pap. Berlin P. 23560

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Metadata

Collection

Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 23560
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 1908
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high

Object

Object Type papyrus
Color papyrus, dark
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 167 mm | 79 mm | mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Upper edge frayed. One rectangular hole at the preserved right edge at the height of lines 4 - 7.
Mounting framed under glass
Comments on Object Palimpsest. On recto and 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) Beginnings of lines 4 - 7 broken off.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Relativ deutliche mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The text was placed onto the upper two-thirds of the sheet, with small lateral margins. The lower one-third remains uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 19 1
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 75 0
Column Height (in mm) 95 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 75 x 95 0

 

Text Content

Modern Title letter with the request of papyrus
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | vertical format
Summary of Content Letter of Pouoptis, son of Harpaesis, to Harpaesis, son of Pouoptis (superior and father of the sender), requesting some papyrus. The addressee is known from other Elephantine texts, so Pap. Berlin P. 13535 and Ostr. Zürich 1840.
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
1025 man Harpaesis, son of Pouoptis Ḥr-pa-Ꜣs.t sꜢ PꜢ-wp.ṱ pre-Coptic Egyptian

 

Dates

RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios IV Philopator 02 Phaophi 11 -221 November 26 BCE internal dating, without name of the ruler;

 

Pictures

P_23560_R
Reserved Copyright
P_23560_V
Reserved Copyright

 

Literature

 

DatasetID 100554
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46565
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
(CC BY-NC-SA)
Data set citation Data set 100554 (= Pap. Berlin P. 23560), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.