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Ostr. Berlin P. 37

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 37
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, red
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 99 mm | 101 mm | 6 mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The upper part as well as the left part are broken off in undetermined extent.
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) Upper part broken off in undetermined extent. All line endings except for the last one lost.
Script, Primary Demotic
Language, Primary Demotic
Comments on Text Layout The text was placed presumably onto the upper half of the surface of the potsherd, with a small right margin. The lower half remains uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+6 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 98 0
Column Height (in mm) 51 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 98 x x+51 0


Text Content

Modern Title List of persons connected with a day, presumably priest 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 males connected with a special day, presumably priests on duty for a special activity to be performed nearly each day.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
x+1sw 13
x+2sw 14
x+3sw 15 ⸢..?..⸣ sꜣ Pꜣ-šr-[///]
x+4sw 16 Pa-H̱nm sꜣ Ns-H̱nm
x+5sw 18
x+6sw 20 Pa-H̱nm sꜣ Pꜣ-ḏı͗-Ns-pꜣ-mtr
x+113th day: ⸢..?..⸣ [///]
x+214th day: ⸢..?..⸣[///]
x+315th day: ⸢..?..⸣, son of Psen[///]
x+416th day: Pachnoumis, son of Eschnoumis, ⸢..?..⸣ [///]
x+518th day: ⸢..?..⸣[///]
x+620th day: Pachnoumis, son of Petespmetis.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
35755 man Pachnoumis, son of Eschnoumis Pa-H̱nm sꜣ Ns-H̱nm pre-Coptic Egyptian



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







DatasetID 300019
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 300019 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 37), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.