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Pap. Cairo EM JdE 43488

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Pap. Cairo EM JdE 43488
Publication Number TAD B.6.3
Current Location Cairo, Egyptian Museum (transferred to the museum in 1912)

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]
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type papyrus

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) perpendicular (recto)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome
State of Preservation (Text) Unkown. Text in the Egyptian Museum.
Script, Primary Aramaic, Imperial
Language, Primary Aramaic, Imperial
Comments on Handwriting Few hands are like this. The yod alternates between a usual form and a downward/leftward stroke. The kaf has a distinctly small head.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+17 0
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Modern Title End of the Document of Wifehood
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Author of Text Shelomam son of Hodaviah
Text Types
  • documentary | marriage contract
Summary of Content End of a document of Wifehood contracted by Shelomam son of Hodaviah (the groom) and the unknown gardian of the bride (Abihi).
Location of Composition Elephantine / Syene Upper Egypt Egypt (Certainty: unknown)
Comments on Text See summary.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
x+1וקנינה זיוהנ ימות
x+2שלוממ בר שנינ 1 100 ... ובר דכר ונקבה לא
x+3אית לה עמ אביהי אנתתה אביהי הי שליטה בביתה
x+4ונכסוהי וקנינה
x+6 א1TAD reconstructs: לא יכהל אח ואחה זי שלוממ קריב ורחיק
x+7בעל קריה ובעל דגל ירשה לאביהי אנתתה זי שלוממ
x+8לאמ לא שליטה אנתי בביתה זי שלוממ ונכסוהי וקנינה
x+9וזי יקומ לתרכותה מנ ביתה זי שלוממ ונכסוהי ינתנ
x+10לאביהי אנתתה זי שלוממ אביגרנא זי כספ כרשנ
x+11באבני מלכא ר 11 לעשרתא ויעבד דינ ספרא זנה לאביהי
x+12אנתתה זי שלוממ ולא דינ
x+13שהדיא זכור בר ... שהד ... בר ... שהד
x+14משלכ בר הושעיה שהד ... בר ... שהד ... בר ...
x+15שהד גדול בר הו דויה שעיה שהד ... בר ... שהד ... בר ...
x+16כל 111 111 11 כתב ... בר ... ספרא זנה כפמ ...
x+17ושלוממ בר הודויה

1 TAD reconstructs: לא יכהל אח ואחה זי שלוממ קריב ורחיק
x+1and her property which [Abihi brought into him in her hand. . And moreover, if]
x+2at the age of [100] years […, not]
x+3 having
x+2[a child, male or female],
x+3with A[bihi his wife, it is Abihi (who) has right to his house
x+4 and] his [go]ods and [his property and all that he has …
x+6 Moreover, [brother or sister of Shelomam, near or far],
x+7 member of a town or me[mber of a detachment
x+6shall not be able
x+7to bring (suit) against Abihi the wife of Sheomam],
x+8 saying “[You] do not have right [to the house of Shelomam and his goods and his property].”
x+9 And whoever shall stand up to evict[ her from the house of Shelomam and his goods shall give]
x+10 Abihi the wife of [Shelomam the penalty of silver, x karsh]
x+11 by the stone(-weight)s of the king, [2]q(uarters) [to the ten, and he shall do the law of this document to Abihi]
x+12 the wife of Shelo[mam, without suit].
x+13 The witnesses: Zaccur s[on of PN; witness PN son of PN; witness]
x+14 Meshullach son of Hoshaia[h; witness PN son of PN; witness PN son of PN];
x+15 witness Gaddul son of Ho[daviad/shaiah; witness PN son of PN; witness PN son of PN]:
x+16 all (told) 8. [PN son of PN] wro[te this document at the instruction of PN]
x+17 and Shelomam son of Hoda[viah].
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
21440 woman Abihi אביהי Aramaic, Imperial




DatasetID 308155
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 89488
Author James D. Moore, Verena Lepper
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 308155 (= Pap. Cairo EM JdE 43488), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: James D. Moore, Verena Lepper.