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Pap. Berlin P. 23581

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Metadata

Collection

Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 23581
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 31 12 1906 and 31 12 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

Object Type papyrus
Color papyrus, light
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 242 mm | 32 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The upper part is broken off in undetermined extent, the right part at about a half of the width of the original sheet. Several minor holes and horizontal breaks.
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) Upper part broken off in undetermined extent. Line beginnings lost at about half of the original length.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Flüchtige, doch überwiegend gut lesbare mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. Recto: The text covers nearly the entire sheet, without left and lower margins. Verso: Two lines only, placed onto the upper part of the sheet, with broad upper margin.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+22 2
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 30 x+30
Column Height (in mm) 235 20
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance x+30 x x+235 x+30 x 20

 

Text Content

Modern Title letter concerning royal fields
Ancient Archives unclear
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter
Summary of Content Fragment of a letter concerning royal fields. The letter was written by ..?.., son of Harmais, but it remains unclear if he is the sender too
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
8060 not applicable (No persons mentioned in the [preserved] text) (No persons mentỈoned Ỉn the [preserved] text) (none)

 

Dates

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

 

Pictures

P_23581_R-vorlaeufig
CC-BY-NC-SA
P_23581-vorlaeufig_V_0
CC-BY-NC-SA

 

Literature

 

DatasetID 100564
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46579
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
(CC BY-NC-SA)
Data set citation Data set 100564 (= Pap. Berlin P. 23581), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.