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Pap. Berlin P. 23611

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Metadata

Collection

Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 23611
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

Object Type papyrus
Color papyrus, light
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 122 mm | 172 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The left half of the sheet is broken off. Near the left edge vertical stringed holes from the original sealing.
Mounting framed under glass
Comments on Object The papyrus was broken along the sealing.

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) Left part broken off at about half of the original line length. Some holes in the upper left section with text losses.
Script, Primary Early to Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Early Demotic - Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Sehr gute und flüssige 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, without a right margin, with very small upper and lower margins. Verso: The text was placed onto the upper half of the sheet, without right margin, but with a very small upper margin. The lower half remains uninscribed except for the address line placed centered in the lower section.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9 5+1
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 180 180+y
Column Height (in mm) 110 50
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 180+y x 110 180+y x 50

 

Text Content

Modern Title letter mentioning a visit of certain persons to the sender
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | horizontal format
Summary of Content Letter of Snebonychos, son of Espneti-hetnetjer, to Espmetis, son of Espneti-het-netjer. Two persons have visited the sender, who will try to come to the Chnoum temple. Reference to a ship break,
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
865 man Espmetis, son of Espneti-hetnetjer (carrier-of-Ra and lesonis) Ns-pꜢ-mtr sꜢ Ns-pꜢ-nty-(n-)ḥ.t-nṯr pre-Coptic Egyptian

 

Dates

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

 

Pictures

P_23611_R
CC-BY-NC-SA
P_23611_V
CC-BY-NC-SA

 

Literature

 

DatasetID 100578
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46601
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
(CC BY-NC-SA)
Data set citation Data set 100578 (= Pap. Berlin P. 23611), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.