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Pap. Berlin P. 23616

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Metadata

Collection

Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 23616
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) 179 mm | 71 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The upper part is broken off in undetermined extent. Left edge heavily damaged. On the entire sheet continuous horizontal breaks along the foldings in equal intervals.
Mounting framed under glass
Comments on Object Palimpsest. On recto and verso traces of an anterior text On the right side one continuous vertical sheet join (kollesis) (10 mm).

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 (recto) respectively lower part (verso) broken off in undetermined extent. Endings of the first preserved lines lost.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Flüchtige, wenig ausgeglichene mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Medium line pitch. The text covers nearly the entire (preserved) sheet, without lateral margins, but with a medium lower (recto) respectively a small upper (verso) margin.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+14 14+y
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 65 65
Column Height (in mm) 165 165+y
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 65 x x+165 65 x 165+y

 

Text Content

Modern Title letter with an report on an accident in some kind of context with an Aramaean(?)
Ancient Archives private archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | vertical format
Summary of Content Letter with an report on an accident in some kind of context with an Aramaean(?). According to Zauzich in VOHD XIX,2 the sender had to pay a punishment, which had upset him so that he was not able to drink and eat for three day (for this phrase cf. Pap. Berlin P. 23628.) The sender requests the addressee to meet the police chief when he visits Philae.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)

 

 

Dates

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

 

Pictures

BER-PI_23616_R_001
Reserved Copyright
BER-PI_23616_V_001
Reserved Copyright

 

Literature

 

DatasetID 100581
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46606
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
(CC BY-NC-SA)
Data set citation Data set 100581 (= Pap. Berlin P. 23616), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.