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Pap. Berlin P. 23633

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Metadata

Collection

Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 23633
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) 175 mm | 93 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The upper part is broken off in undetermined extent. Some minor holes.
Mounting framed under glass
Comments on Object Palimpsest. On recto and verso traces of an anterior text. On the right side a continuous vertical sheet join (kollesis) (15 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. Horizontal and vertical breaks with minor text losses.
Script, Primary Early to Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Early Demotic - Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Auffallend große, ausgeschriebene früh- bis 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 (preserved) sheet, with very small right and lower marign. Line length varying, endings partly catching the left edge. Verso: The text covers nearly the entire (preserved) sheet, with very small right and medium upper marign. Line length varying, endings partly catching the left edge.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+11 9+y
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 90 90
Column Height (in mm) 165 155+y
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 90 x x+165 90 x 155+y

 

Text Content

Modern Title letter reporting the arrival of the Min priests
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | vertical format
Summary of Content Letter reporting the arrival of the Min priest Potemetous. The sender should have delivered one artaba barley to a certain Hartophnachthes which he has still not done.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (other)

 

People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
10910 man Hartophnachthes (P. 23633) Ḥr-tꜢy=f-nḫṱ pre-Coptic Egyptian
10905 man Potemetous (P. 23633) PꜢ-wḏꜢ-mtw=s 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

BER-PI_23633_R_001
Reserved Copyright
BER-PI_23633_V_001
Reserved Copyright

 

Literature

 

DatasetID 100593
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46623
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
(CC BY-NC-SA)
Data set citation Data set 100593 (= Pap. Berlin P. 23633), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.