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Ostr. Bruxelles E 358

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Collection Bruxelles, Musées royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Bruxelles
Inventory Number Ostr. Bruxelles E 358
Publication Number O.Varia 30
Current Location magazine
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: medium
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery purchase
Certainty: medium
Finder (= First Purchaser) Wiedemann, Alfred
Certainty: medium
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
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Wiedemann, Alfred
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 75 mm | 92 mm | 12 mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Complete.
Mounting (non [ostracon])

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
State of Preservation (Text) Complete.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Text Layout Exterior 3 l. Narrow, partly unsteady line pitch. The text was placed onto the upper half ofthe pot sherd, with an small but equal margin at the line beginnings, and irregulär margins at top and on the left side. The lower half of the surface emains uninscribed. The last line with the second coutersignature was placed left of the short line 3, with very small distance and on nearly the same hight, so that it is numbered 3a-3b here.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 3 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 88 0
Column Height (in mm) 36 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 88 x 36 0


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for salt tax
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Smithis, daughter of Sisois, is confirmed by Orsenouphis, son of Pachnoumis, of having paid the salt tax of the 25th regnal year in an amount of money of 1/4 kite. With two countersignatures.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender - Activity of woman: tax payer - Identifier of woman: daughter of a man



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