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Pap. Berlin P. 23570

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 23570
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 11 1 1907 and 11 1 1907
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 1907 and 1907
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type papyrus
Color papyrus, dark
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 189 mm | 184 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The upper and lower parts are broken off. Larger holes in the upper left and lower right section. Several holes in the sheet.
Mounting framed under glass
Comments on Object A letter in unusual format regularly useds for documents.

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) Ending of line 1 and beginning of last lines lost. Several holes with substantial text losses.
Script, Primary Early Demotic
Language, Primary Early Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Relativ deutliche frühdemotische Geschäftsschrift und eigenhändige Unterschriften." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Medium line pitch. Recto: The right-aligned text shows broad upper and right margins, but no lower margin. Line length varying. Verso: One line only, rotated by 90° with respect to the Recto, placed centered onto the very lower section.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 12 1
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 140 0
Column Height (in mm) 135 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 140 x 135 0


Text Content

Modern Title letter requesting emmer for the divine offerings
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | "Urkundenformat"
Summary of Content Letter from the Chnoum priests in the format of a document, concerning the request of delivery of 50 artabas emmer for the offerings for Chnoum of Elephantine. Content unclear due to the fragmentary condition.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
Reserved Copyright
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
9890 man Eschnoumpmetis, son of Snebonychos (carrier of Ra, Vorsteher der heiligen Binden) alle zusammenfügen. cf. 8066, wohl nicht derselbe! Ns-H̱nm-pꜢ-mtr sꜣ Ns-pꜣ-nb-ꜥnḫ pre-Coptic Egyptian
85 man priests of Chnoum of Elephantine prỈests of Chnum of ElephantỈne pre-Coptic Egyptian
11135 man [///]metis [///]-mtr pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaic Dynasty (early) -332 BCE -264 BCE ;



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DatasetID 100617
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 50134
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100617 (= Pap. Berlin P. 23570), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.