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Pap. Berlin P. 23058

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 23058
Current Location magazine | papyrus depository
Comments on Inventory The fragments e+f = Pap. Berlin P. 23212a+b; According to Quack, Traumbücher (2010), 104, Frg. c does not belong to the other fragments due to the ductus.
Publication Permission Status no permission for publication necessary
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance Details Ashmunein (Quack, Traumbücher, 104)
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type papyrus
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation six fragments without direct joins

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) parallel (recto)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink polychrome black and red
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Frg. a contains the end of some lines of a column and the beginning of some lines of the following column. Only parts of a few lines are preserved on the other fragments.
Script, Primary "Späthieratische Buchschrift"
Language, Primary Middle Egyptian, Late
Comments on Handwriting - According to Quack, Traumbücher (2010), 104), the ductus of Frg. c is different than of the one of the other fragments. - influences of Demotic
Comments on Text Layout The lengths of the lines are not equal.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines Frg. a: col. X+I: x+3+y+2+z Col. x+II: x+7+y Frg. b: x+6+y Frg. c: x+2+y Frg. d: x+2+y Frg. e: x+4+y


Text Content

Modern Title Fragements of a "Book of Dream"
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • scientific
Summary of Content It is not possible to make a definite statement about the exact content of the text on the verso due to the fragmentary state. It is likely that these fragments are pieces of a “Book of Dream”.
Location of Composition unknown (in Upper Egypt) Upper Egypt Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
Frg. a
col. x+I
x+3 ky rꜥ jw=w nrj n=f mdw.w
x+4 [nf]r.t ḫpr n=f jw=w ḏj [n]=f
x+6 18
x+7=f pw jn nṯr=f
x+1 ḥr dwꜣ-nṯr jn
x+2 jw=w ꜣw=f n ḫf.t.j.w n
x+3 nsw wnm.t nb(.t) ntj.w m-bꜣḥ=f
x+4 mtw=f sṯꜣ r pꜣj
x+5 [[...]] pꜣ ntj ḥwꜣ
x+6 jw=f ḥnꜥ nsw ḥr wry.t
x+7 jw ḥnꜥ nsw
Frg. b
x+1 =f jw=w ṯꜣj n=f
x+2 rḏ.t ḫyš=f m jꜣw.t
x+3 rḏ.t n=f mr[y.t ...]
x+4 nḥs.w
x+5 [... nḥ]s.w jṯj
x+6 nrj
Frg. c
x+1 pw jn nṯr=f
x+2 mtw.w pw jm=f ḫrwy
Frg. d
x+1 =f ꜥnḫ nꜥwꜣ
x+2 ḫf.t.j.w=f
Frg. e
Frg. f
x+1 [j:]jrj
x+2 [j:]jrj
x+3 [j:jrj pꜣ
x+4 j:jrj pꜣ
x+5 j:jrj pꜣ
x+6 [j:jrj] mtw.w
Frg. a
x+1 his/him
x+3 variant(?): One will save for him an issue
x+4 [something go]od will happen to him, one will give him
x+6 18
x+7 that means him on behalf of his god.
x+1 while worshipping the god by
x+2 one will him of the enemies of at
x+3 king of all meal which he has before him
x+4 and he proceeds to take
x+5 [[...]] the one who throws, one will be hard(?) while
x+6 When he is on the chariot with the king
x+7 When [he] punshes(?) with the king
Frg. b
x+1 his/him One will take for him
x+2 cause that he will be exalted in [his] position
x+3 [slaughtering block]. To give him popularity .
x+4 Nubian
x+5 Nubia - Take
x+6 shudders.
Frg. c
x+1 that means by his god.
x+2 that means that dead men on him, enmity
x+3 his town(?) by enemies,
x+4 means . variant: he will be great in life(?)
Frg. d
x+1 he lives b robb[ery ...]
x+2 his enemy.
Frg. e
Frg. f
x+1 [Wh]en(?)
x+2 [W]hen(?)
x+3 [W]hen the
x+4 When the
x+5 When the
x+6 When the dead man
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RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Late Period (26th dynasty - 31st dynasty) 30th dynasty (According to: Burkard & Fischer-Elfert (1994), 12 and Quack, Traumbücher (2010), 105);



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DatasetID 311084
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 311084 (= Pap. Berlin P. 23058), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Martina Grünhagen; Verena Lepper; Daniela C. Härtel.