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Pap. Berlin P. 10454

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 10454
Current Location magazine | papyrus depository
Comments on Inventory This object is on one glass plate together with Pap. Berlin P. 10453 and Pap. Berlin P.10455.
Publication Status unpublished

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: unknown
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Certainty: unknown
Finder (= First Purchaser) Rubensohn, Otto / Zucker, Friedrich (excavation directors)
Certainty: unknown
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 / Zucker, Friedrich (excavation directors)
Certainty: unknown
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Borchardt, Ludwig


Object Type papyrus
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation one fragment with holes and breaks whose upper margin is complete

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto
Inks and Pigments carbon ink polychrome black and red
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) The beginnings and ends of the lines are lost. The rest of the text is damaged in form of large breaks and holes. The large upper margin shows that the first preserved line is the first line of this column.
Script, Primary "Späthieratische Buchschrift"
Language, Primary Middle Egyptian
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 20+y


Text Content

Modern Title medical text
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • scientific | medicine
Summary of Content This object contains diagnosis and treatment instructions. For instance, toothache and complaints of the bladder are mentioned as symptoms. Examination of the ear and the temporal are also noted. (According to: Burkard & Fischer-Elfert: VOHD 19,4 (1994), 219)
Location of Composition unknown unknown Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
1 m šs mꜣꜥ šdỉ sn
2 ẖpꜥ r ꜣ.t
3=f wdỉ.ḫr=k mjs ḥr
4ꜣ wꜣb=f ḥꜥ.t
5.w šdỉ sn
6sb n.tj gꜣ
7=f rdỉ.t ḏꜣr m-ẖnw=s b
8 n.tj nfr bꜣ m-ḫnw=f dr
9 ẖ.t m-=f ḥnꜥ rdỉ.t =f
11 nḥd.w(t) mj
12 hꜣỉ.t r tꜣ m jbḥ.w mꜣꜣ msḏr
13 r mj=f jr mj=f rdỉ.t
14 ẖr=f mjw=f mꜣꜣ n mꜣꜣ šf(w).t
15 jr mj=f ḏwꜥ.ḫr=k sw m
16 n.t sw r ḥr=f jmi=k rdỉ.t
17 n
18 jmi=k
19 n.w jtḥ
20 r r tꜣ
1[///] ...? useful things. Eliminate them [///]
2[///] chew at the moment [///]
3[///] his [///] You shall put ...? on [///]
4[///] his roots. The body [///]
5[///] Eliminate them [///]
7[///] his [///] Give ...? in her/his inside [///]
8[///] which ...? in his/her inside. Drive away [///]
9[///] The body in his [///]. And give his/ cause that he ...? [///]
10[///] he/his [///]
11[///] teeth like [///]
12[///] fall to the ground in the teeth. Look at tthe ear [///]
13[///] to his water. As to his water: Give [///]
14[///] ...? Look at the temporal ...? swelling [///]
15[///] As to his water: You shall ...? it/him in [///]
16[///] of it [///] to his face. You shall not give [///]
18[///] You shall not [///]
19[///] of the pull [///]
20[///] to the ground [///]
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RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
30th dynasty paleography (According to: Burkard & Fischer-Elfert: VOHD 19,4 (1994), 219);



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DatasetID 310589
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Martina Grünhagen; Verena Lepper; Daniela C. Härtel
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 310589 (= Pap. Berlin P. 10454), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Martina Grünhagen; Verena Lepper; Daniela C. Härtel.