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Pap. Cairo EM JdE 43492

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Pap. Cairo EM JdE 43492
Publication Number TAD B.2.5; Sachau pap. 38 / taf. 35; Cowley 48
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]
Finder (= First Purchaser) Rubensohn, Otto / Zucker, Friedrich (excavation directors)
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution partage
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Rubensohn, Otto (excavation director)


Object Type papyrus
State of Preservation begining missing and bottom missing

Text Basic Information

Script, Primary Aramaic, Imperial
Language, Primary Aramaic, Imperial
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4


Text Content

Modern Title Betrothal contract fragment
Text Types
  • documentary | contract
Summary of Content Very fragementary piece with betrothal agreement. The father of the bride is Mahseiah. In the penalty clause the groom promises to pay the father a sum of money if he backs down on his promise to take the daughter in marriage.
Gender Woman
Comment on Gender your daughter to take her for wifehood



Transcription Translation Pictures
x+1וכספא זנה זי כתיב מנ עלא ולא אתית על
x+2 ברתכ למלקחה לאנתו אנתנ למחסיה
x+3בר זכור ס
x+4 משל מ כ בר
x+1[and] this [silver] which is written above, and I do not co[me to ...]
x+2your daughter to take her for wifehood, I shall give to Mahseiah [...]
x+3son of Zaccur S[...]
x+4Meshull[{am|ak}] son of P[N ...]
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
22155 man Mahseiah מחסיה Aramaic, Imperial



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
-459 BCE -449 BCE ;







DatasetID 308159
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 89445
Author James D. Moore, Verena Lepper
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 308159 (= Pap. Cairo EM JdE 43492), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: James D. Moore, Verena Lepper.