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Ostr. Uppsala, Gustavianum VM 831

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Inventory Number Ostr. Uppsala, Gustavianum VM 831
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: high
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery (unknown)
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution (unknown)
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (unknown)


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, light red
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Complete.
Mounting (non [ostracon])
Comments on Object HxW 105 x 108 according to Wångstedt.

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) Some signs are faded.
Script, Primary Late Demotic
Language, Primary Roman Demotic
Language, additional A (none)
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The right-aligned text with ragged left margin covers nearly the entire surface of the potsherd. Only the small lower right crotch remains uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 93 0
Column Height (in mm) 97 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 93 x 97 0


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 Excerpt from a (papyrus?) list of male priests on duty in a 10th regnal year. The responsible two priests change every two month.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Ethnicity / Multiculturalism Egyptian
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
1tꜣ ꜥre.t mḥ 2.t nty pꜣ rn n nꜣ wꜥb.w ḥsb.t 10
2ı͗bd 4 pr.t sw 1
3Pꜣ-ḏı͗-Wsı͗r-ns-pꜣ-mtr pꜣ šr n pꜣ wꜥb
4Pa-H̱nm sꜣ Ns-pꜣ-mtr
5ı͗bd 2 šmw sw 1 Pꜣy-šy ꜥꜣ sꜣ Pa-H̱nm
6Pa-H̱nm sꜣ Pꜣ-ḏı͗-Nfr-ḥtp sꜣ Pꜣ-šy
7ı͗bd 4 šmw sw 1 Pa-H̱nm sꜣ Pꜣ-ḏı͗-Nfr-ḥtp
1The second scroll naming the wab priests of the 10th regnal year.
21st of Pharmouthi:
3Petosorsmetis, the son of the wab.
4Pachnoumis, son of Espmetis.
51st of Payni: Psais Senior, son of Pachnoumis.
6Pachnoumis, son of Petenephotes, son of Psais.
71st of Mesore: Pachnoumis, son of Petenephotes
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
9170 man Pachnoumis, son of Espmetis (Upps 831) Pa-H̱nm sꜢ Ns-pꜢ-mtr pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Roman Period 10 Pharmuthi 01 -30 BCE 211 CE Dating by palaeography.;



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DatasetID 307656
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 50743
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 307656 (= Ostr. Uppsala, Gustavianum VM 831), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.