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Pap. Berlin P. 23228

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 23228
Current Location magazine | papyrus depository
Publication Status unpublished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]
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Borchardt, Ludwig


Object Type papyrus
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The papyrus is preserved in ca. 170 fragments. A few of them can be joined together.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object (other)
Script, Primary Late Hieratic
Language, Primary Middle Egyptian
Comments on Handwriting less ligatures
Comments on Text Layout - columns are separated by horizontal and vertical lines - guiding lines


Text Content

Modern Title ritual compendium
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • religious | polytheistic Egyptian | ritual
Summary of Content The fragments are pieces of a religious compendium. The title of some rituals are preserved and ritual actions in favor of the god Harsaphes (e. g. “opening the mouth” (wp.t rꜣ), “revealing the face” (wn-ḥr), “the appearance of Harsaphes” (ḫꜥı-Ḥr.j-š=f), “the rowing of Harsaphes” (ẖnı-Ḥr.j-š=f), “the purification of Harsaphes” (swꜥb Ḥr.j-š=f) are mentioned. In addition, titles of priests (“his beloved son” (sꜣ-mrı=f) and “the high priest of Harsaphes”), the title “scribes of the gods” (sẖꜣ.w-nṯr), and writings (sẖꜣ.w) are noted. (According to: Burkard/ Fischer-Elfert, VOHD 19,4 (1994), 163)
Location of Composition unknown unknown Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)




RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaic dynasty paleography (According to: Burkard & Fischer-Elfert, VOHD 19,4 (1994), 163, no. 256);




DatasetID 310594
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 310594 (= Pap. Berlin P. 23228), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Martina Grünhagen; Verena Lepper; Daniela C. Härtel.