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Pap. Berlin P. 10456

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 10456
Current Location magazine | papyrus depository
Comments on Inventory 1958 available
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
Publication Status published

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 (excavation director)
Certainty: high
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution partage
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Rubensohn, Otto / Zucker, Friedrich (excavation directors)
Certainty: high
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Borchardt, Ludwig
Certainty: high


Object Type papyrus
Color papyrus, light brown
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation one large fragment with holes and breaks whose upper and lower margin is complete

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto
Inks and Pigments carbon ink polychrome black and red
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) - one column completely preserved in height with breaks and holes; the beginnings of the lines are lost - only ink traces from the next column
Script, Primary Late Hieratic
Language, Primary Middle Egyptian
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 20


Text Content

Modern Title Recipts against coughing
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • scientific | medicine
Summary of Content The object contains a series of receipts against coughing.
Location of Composition unknown unknown Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
x+1 ḥnq.t nḏm 25 rꜥ psj ꜥtḫ swr r sp 4 jr tm=f nḏm ẖr=s jrj.ḫr=k n=f
x+2 jmj=k rḏ.t ꜥšꜣ.t jr pẖr.t tn nn ꜣḫ js pw ḏj.t qnw n
x+3 sry.t=f m(?) nnj[ꜣ?] nw bš ḥr jj=f jw wnm(?) m jḥ.t
x+4 dmḏ.t swnw: dqw n swtt 1/2 dqw n jt 1/4 dqw n bnr 1/8 gngn.t 1/8 mrḥ.t(-ꜣpdw) 2 1/2 rꜥ
x+5 tꜣw(?) gngn.t 1/8 dqw n swtt 1/4 dqw n bnr 1/4 dqw n jt 1/8 qmy.t 1/4(?)
x+6 psj sḏr n jꜣdt šd 10 rꜥ jm rḏ.t gngn.t 1/8 ḥr=s mrḥ.t-ꜣpdw 1/8 bjt 1/8 ꜥtḫ
x+7 bjt 1/8 ꜥtḫ swr r hrw 4 m stꜣ n ḏbꜥ.t k.t n mj[t.t] gngn.t 1/4 dqw n
x+8 pẖr.t n dr sry.t m šnb.t nḥd.t(?) 1/8 (?)sš ḥr ḥnq.t nḏm(.t) 20 rꜥ
x+9[ḏ]r sry.t n.t smꜣ.t stj 1/32 qmy.t 1/32 ḏrḏ.w n šnḏ.wt 1/32 snṯr
x+10 1/4 psj wnm r hrw 4 pẖr.t n dr sry.t dqw n psḏ 1/8 bnr
x+11 1/8 skꜣ.w wꜥn 1/16 bjt 1/32 jrṯt(?) 25 rꜥ ꜥtḫ [swr] r hrw 4 k.t prš n
x+12 r hrw 4 k.t n dr sry.t m šnb.t smꜣ.t [prš(?) n] gꜣḥs.t (?)sš
x+13 ḥꜣt.j bnr.w wꜥḏ 1/8 bjt 1/8 mw [ꜥtḫ swr] r hrw 4 k.t bnr psḏ 1/8
x+14 [pẖ]r.t n sj ẖr sry.t jw mdw=f ḥnr (ḫnr?) bnr 1/32 šnf.t
x+15 ꜥḏ mj wn.n=sn wꜣḏ šd wšꜥ ꜥ m psj n ḏbꜥ.t
x+16 dr(?) smꜣ jrp 2 1/2 rꜥ ḥmꜣy.t mḥy(.t) 1/64 swr m ḏ.t=f qꜣꜥ m ꜥḥꜥ 1A new beginning is following as this line is not completely filled with text.
x+17 n jwf n kꜣ mjsj swr.ḫr=f ẖrj-n-srf jm k.t jḫ.t 25 rꜥ krkr
x+18 1/64 tpnn 1/64 mrḥ.t-ꜣpdw 1/8 ḥnq.t nḏm 25 rꜥ bjt 1/16 psj ꜥtḫ swr r hrw 4 k.t stj 1/32
x+19 ꜥtḫ swr r hrw 4 k.t ns.tj 1/8 snṯr 1/64 tpnn 1/64 dꜣb 1/8 jšd
x+20 1/8 nḏ snꜥꜥ wt ḥr k.t bj(ꜣ) n swt 1/8 gꜣyw 1/8

1 A new beginning is following as this line is not completely filled with text.
x+1 sweet beer 25 ro to be cooked, percolated and drunk for four times. If he is not good because of it, you shall do for him
x+2 you shall not give (too) much . What this remedy is concerned, it is not convenient to give something fatty of
x+3 his coughing with(?) expectorate(?) of vomiting, because(?) he comes while eat (?) in (?) [his?] throat
x+4 physician's compendium: flour of wwheat 1/2, flour of barley 1/4, flour of dates 1/8 gngn.t-beans 1/8, mrḥ.t-fat of goose 2 1/2 ro
x+5 heat(?): gngn.t-beans 1/8, fliur of wheat 1/4, flour of dates 1/4, flour of barley 1/8, ammonia 1/4(?)
x+6 being cooked, be placed into the dew at night, taking 10 ro of it, to be given gngn.t-beans 1/8 on it, and fat of goose 1/8, honey 1/8, to be percolated
x+7 honey 1/8 , to be percolated, to be drunk for 4 days as warm as a finger. Another one gngn.t-beans 1/4, flour of
x+8 remedy for driving away coughing out of the breast: nḥd.t(?) 1/8, to be finely pulverised with sweet beer ro 20
x+9 to cast away coughing of the lungs: (yellow) ocre 1/32, ammonia 1/32, leaves of thorn acaciae 1/32, incense
x+10 1/4 to be cooked, to be eaten for four days. A remedy for driving away coughing: flour of psḏ-plant 1/8, dates
x+11 1/8, fruits of juniper 1/16, honey 1/32, milk(?) 25 ro; to be percolated [and drunk] for four days. Another: Red lead of
x+12 for four days. Another to drive away coughing in the breast and lungs: [Red lead(?) of] Geheset, to be finely pulverised
x+13 heart: fresh dates 1/8, honey 1/8, water [to be percolated, to be drunk] for four days. Another: dried dates 1/8,
x+14 remedy for a man sufffering of coughing while his voice is fading (= is hoarse): dates 1/32 shenfet-liquid,
x+15 fat as they are still fresh, to be taken and a portion to be chewed as warm as a finger
x+16 lungs: wine 2 1/2 ro, lower Egyptian salt 1/64, to be drunk at morning (youth), to be vomited at noon.
x+17 of flesh of a cattle and liver. Then he, the one under heat, shall drink thereof. Another: milk 25 ro, kerker-mineral
x+18 1/64, caraway 1/64, fat of goose 1/8, sweet beer 25 ro, honey 1/16, to be cooked, percolated and drunk for four days. Another: (yellow) ocre 1/32,
x+19 to be percolated, to be drunk for four days. Another: bistort 1/8, incense 1/64, caraway 1/64, figs 1/8, jujube
x+20 1/8, to be finel pulverised with Another: grout of wheat 1/8, umbrella sedge 1/8
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RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
26th dynasty paleography (According to: Verhoeven-van Elsbergen: Späthieratische Buchschrift (2001), 276–279);



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DatasetID 100753
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Martina Grünhagen; Matthias Müller; Verena Lepper; Daniela C. Härtel
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100753 (= Pap. Berlin P. 10456), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Martina Grünhagen; Matthias Müller; Verena Lepper; Daniela C. Härtel.