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Ostr. Berlin P. 1003

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 1003
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 find (unspecified)
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Brugsch, Heinrich
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 purchase
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 30 4 1859 and 30 4 1859
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Brugsch, Heinrich
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, dark red
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 146 mm | 110 mm | 16 mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Slightly damaged at all rims, surface partly abraded.
Mounting (non [ostracon])

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Heavily faded and partly lost.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Text Layout The text covers nearly the entire surface of the potsherd.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10 14
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 95 95
Column Height (in mm) 135 135
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 95 x 135 95 x 135


Text Content

Modern Title list of priests on-duty
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | list | name list
Summary of Content List of names of priests on-duty in the temple, presumably the Chnoum temple.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
11Transcription and translation by Jan Moje.
2H̱nm-ı͗w sꜣ Pꜣ-šr-pꜣ-mr-ı͗ḥ
3ı͗w ı͗w=f

1 Transcription and translation by Jan Moje.
cc 1⸢///⸣
cc 2⸢///⸣
cc 3⸢///⸣
cc 4
cc 5
cc 6Pꜣ-mḥ-ı͗ḥ sꜣ Pꜣ-ḏı͗-H̱nm
cc 7Bꜥy-ꜥnḫ sꜣ Pa-H̱nm sꜣ Ḥr-ı͗gš
cc 8
cc 9Pꜣ-H̱nm sꜣ By-ꜥnḫ sꜣ Pꜣ-mr-ı͗ḥ
cc 10Pa-H̱nm sꜣ
cc 11-H̱nm
cc 12Pa-sny sꜣ Pꜣ-ḏı͗-H̱nm
cc 13Pa-H̱nm sꜣ
cc 14
2Chenemeus, son of Psenpelaias,
3he ⸢..?..⸣
cc 1⸢..?..⸣⸢///⸣
cc 2⸢///⸣
cc 3⸢///⸣
cc 4⸢..?..⸣
cc 5⸢..?..⸣
cc 6Pelaias, son of Petechnoumis.
cc 7Bienchis, son of Pachnoumis, son of Harekysis.
cc 8⸢..?..⸣
cc 9Pachnoumis, son of Bienchis, son of Pelaias.
cc 10Pachnoumis, son of ⸢..?..⸣.
cc 11⸢..?..⸣chnoumis
cc 12Pasenis, son of Petechnoumis
cc 13Pachnoumis, son of ⸢..?..⸣.
cc 14⸢..?..⸣
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
24545 man Bienchis, son of Pachnoumis, son of Harekysis Bꜥy-ꜥnḫ sꜣ Pa-H̱nm sꜣ Ḥr-ı͗gš pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaic dynasty -332 BCE -30 BCE Dating by palaeography. Dating by content. Dating by prosopography.;



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DatasetID 300014
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Jan Moje; Emil Joubert (bibliography)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 300014 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 1003), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje; Emil Joubert (bibliography).