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Pap. Berlin P. 23673

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Metadata

Collection

Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 23673
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 9 11 1907 and 10 11 1907
Finder (= First Purchaser) Zucker, Friedrich (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 1907 and 1907
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high

Object

Object Type papyrus
Color papyrus, light
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 41 mm | 92 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The left part is broken off in undetermined extent. Lower edge damaged. Several horizontal and vertical breaks along the foldings with holes.
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) Line endings lost in undetermined extent. Some holes wiht minor text losses.
Script, Primary Early to Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Early Demotic - Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Kleine, sorgfältige früh- bis mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. Recto: Right aligned text with medium right and upper margins. Verso: The text is placed onto the upper half of the sheet. The lower half remains uninscribed except for the address line placed centerd onto the lower third.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4 2+1
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 85 80+y
Column Height (in mm) 35 15
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 85+y x 35 80+y x 15

 

Text Content

Modern Title letter of unclear content
Ancient Archives unclear
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | horizontal format
Summary of Content Letter of Espmetsepsis, son of Teos. The details are not clear due to the fragmentary condition. The letter was written by [///], son of Espmetis.
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
400 man Espmetsepsis, son of Teos Ns-pꜢ-mtr-šps sꜢ Ḏd-ḥr 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_23673_R-vorlaeufig
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P_23673_V-vorlaeufig
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Literature

 

DatasetID 100608
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46647
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
(CC BY-NC-SA)
Data set citation Data set 100608 (= Pap. Berlin P. 23673), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.