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Ostr. Berlin P. 38

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 38
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory registered as existing during revision (1963)
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 Details "from the rubbish of the settlement"
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery purchase
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Erman, Adolf
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 (other)
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1886 and 1886
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Erman, Adolf
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, grey brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 74 mm | 64 mm | 8 mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation The left part is broken off.
Mounting (non [ostracon])
Restoration Activities Restaurierung abgeschlossen

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) Line endings broken off in undetermined extent. Text partially faded.
Script, Primary Late Demotic
Script, additional A Late Hieratic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The right-aligned text covers nearly the entire (preserved) surface of the potsherd.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 60 0
Column Height (in mm) 70 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 60+y x 79 0


Text Content

Modern Title list of slaves connected with payment
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | list
Summary of Content List of female slaves connected with payment.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Woman Man
Comment on Gender - Activity of woman: beneficiary / deliverer of payment - Identifier of woman: none



Transcription Translation Pictures

x+2 Ta-sy 40
x+3 Tꜣ-šr.t-n-Bꜣst.t 40

x+4 Sꜣ.t-Wsı͗r (Hieratic) 40
x+5 Ta-ꜣs.t-ršy 1For the reading of the last lines I am indebted to the participiants of the Demotic Summer School 2018 in Munich. 40
x+6 Tfn

1 For the reading of the last lines I am indebted to the participiants of the Demotic Summer School 2018 in Munich.
x+1 ⸢..?..⸣
x+2 Tasis [_]: 40.
x+3 Senobastis: 40.
x+4 Satosiris: 40.
x+5 Taesisreshy: 40.
+x+6 [///] ⸢Tefnut⸣ [///]
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
22920 woman Senobastis Tꜣ-šr.t-n-Bꜣst.t pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Roman Period -30 BCE 211 CE ;







DatasetID 300018
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Jan Moje (Demotic); Verena Lepper
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 300018 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 38), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje (Demotic); Verena Lepper.