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Pap. Berlin P. 23577

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 23577
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
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 Type papyrus
Color papyrus, light
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 40 mm | 43 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The lower part is broken off in undetermined extent. Right edge slightly damaged.
Mounting framed under glass
Restoration Activities Restaurierung abgeschlossen

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 broken off in undetermined extent. Line beginnings slightly damaged.
Script, Primary Early to Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Early Demotic - Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Flüchtige früh- bis mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Medium line pitch. Recto: The text covers nearly the entire (preserved) sheet, with very small lateral margins, and a medium upper margin. Verso: Address line only, placed onto the upper part of the sheet.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4+y 1
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 35 0
Column Height (in mm) 35 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 35 x 35+y 0


Text Content

Modern Title letter from which only the beginning is preserved
Ancient Archives private archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | vertical format
Summary of Content Letter of Harnofer, son of Haryotes, to ..?.., son of Sirthotes.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ḫrw Ḥr-nfr sꜣ Ḥr-wḏꜣ
2m-bꜣḥ pꜣy=f ḥry
3Sr-Ḏḥwtı͗ pꜣ mr-šn ꜣs.t
4ı͗ ḏı͗ Pꜣ-Rꜥ qy pꜣy=f
vso 1ı͗-ı͗r-ḥr pꜣy=f ḥry
1Voice of Harnouphis, son of Haryotes,
2before his master ..?.., son
3of Sirthotes, the lesonis of Isis.
4Oh my Pre cause his
5[lifetime!] to be long! [///]
vso 1To [_] his master.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
10500 man ..?.., son of Sirthotes (P.23577) ..?.. sꜣ Sr-Ḏḥwtỉ pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Late period - Early Ptolemaic dynasty -664 BCE -222 BCE ;







DatasetID 100561
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46575
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100561 (= Pap. Berlin P. 23577), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.