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New York, MET Accession Number 10.175.13

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Inventory Number New York, MET Accession Number 10.175.13
Publication Number SB Kopt. 1 500
Current Location magazine
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Aswan / Syene (Swn; Συήνη, סונ, ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲁⲛ) [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 tombstone
Dating of Object 3rd–12th century
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Upper edge slightly damaged. Some damages also on the surface.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object one-sided
Inks and Pigments engraved
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
State of Preservation (Text) Despite the surface damages, the 7 lines of text is visible and readable. The inscription is incised into the limestone. No colours or ink.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Large incised uncials, roundish and regular. Lines are incised both for the lower and upper end of the letters.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 260
Column Height (in mm) 270


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | tombstone
Summary of Content Tombstone (epitaph) of Papas the faithful, found in the Anba Hadra (St. Simeon) Monastery in Aswan.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Christianity



Transcription Translation Pictures
side 1
1ⲓ︦ⲥ︦ ϯ ⲭⲥ
5ⲡⲁⲡⲁⲥ ⲡⲓⲥⲧⲟⲥ
6 ⲑⲱⲑ \\ ⲓⲃ \\
7ⲓⲛⲇⲓⲕⲧ,ⲓⲛⲇⲓⲕⲧⲓⲱⲛⲟⲥ \\ ⲅ \\
side 1
1Jesus Christ
2The day
3of the commemoration
4of the blessed
5Papas, the faithful.
6Month Thoth 12th day
7indiction 3.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
16095 man Papas B ⲡⲁⲡⲁⲥ Coptic



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DatasetID 309809
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 101567
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309809 (= New York, MET Accession Number 10.175.13), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.