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Pap. Berlin P. 23236

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 23236
Current Location magazine | papyrus depository
Publication Permission Status permission for publication upon enquiry only
Publication Status unpublished

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site unknown () [Trismegistos]
Ancient Provenance District unknown () [Trismegistos]
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt unknown () [Trismegistos]


Object Type papyrus
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The papyrus is preserved in five fragments without direct joins. Their positioning relative to each other is unclear.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object (other)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink polychrome black and red
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
Script, Primary Hieratic
Language, Primary Middle Egyptian
Comments on Handwriting It is likely that the different texts were written by the same scribe.
Comments on Text Layout Frg. n: 3 Frg. o: 1 Frg. p: 2 Frg. q: 3 Frg. r: 2
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 11


Text Content

Modern Title religious text (ritual or funerary)
Text Types
  • religious | polytheistic Egyptian
Summary of Content It is not possible to make a definite statement about the exact content of the text due to its fragmentary state. Different names of gods (“Horus, son of Osiris” and “son of Sakhmet”) are mentioned and the introduction “another spell for” (ky rꜣ n) is noted twice with red ink, so it is likely that the fragments are pieces of a religious text – a hymn, ritual or funerary text. (According to: Burkard & Fischer-Elfert, VOHD 19,4 (1994), 231)
Location of Composition unknown unknown Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
fragm. e (transl. according to Burkard/Fischer-Elfert)
fragm. e, x+1[///] sꜣ Sḫm.t [///]
fragm. e, x+2[///]=k sꜣ-Rꜥ [///]
fragm. e
fragm. e, x+1[///] son of Sekhmet [///]
fragm. e, x+2[///] you [///] son of Ra [///]
Places (read out from edition)




RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Late period or Early Ptolemaic period paleography (According to: Burkard & Fischer-Elfert, VOHD 19,4 (1994), 226);




DatasetID 310596
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 310596 (= Pap. Berlin P. 23236), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Martina Grünhagen; Verena Lepper; Daniela C. Härtel.