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Ostr. Elephantine,excavation SwissInst Ω 4953

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Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine,excavation SwissInst Ω 4953
Current Location Elephantine, excavation magazine SwissInst
Publication Permission Status permission for publication upon enquiry only
Publication Status unpublished

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Aswan / Syene (Swn; Συήνη, סונ, ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲁⲛ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance Details campaign 44 - 46
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Finder (= First Purchaser) Pilgrim, Cornelius von (excavation director)
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt Aswan / Syene
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution excavation finds


Object Type ostracon
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Both lateral parts are broken off in undetermined extent.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) All line beginnings and endings broken off in undetermined extent.
Script, Primary Early Demotic
Language, Primary Early Demotic
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The text covers nearly the entire (preserved) ostracon.
Existing Pictorial Elements Horus falcon
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 3 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 70 0
Column Height (in mm) 78 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance x+70+y x 78 0


Text Content

Modern Title drawing of a falcon with non-identifiable text
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
Summary of Content Drawing of a Horus falcon. The name of the deity is mentioned in the following line. Due to the fact that both lines are (partially) overwritten with another line a clear interpretation is difficult.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language



Transcription Translation Pictures
11Transcription and translation by Jan Moje. drawing of a Horus falcon
2 Ḥr-Wn-nfr

1 Transcription and translation by Jan Moje.
1drawing of a Horus falcon
2[///] ..?.. Haronnophris [///]
3[///] ..?.. [///]
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
8060 not applicable (No persons mentioned in the [preserved] text) (No persons mentỈoned Ỉn the [preserved] text) (none)



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Nectanebo II -359 BCE -341 BCE Dating by palaeography. Dating by content. Dating by prosopography.;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 312178
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 312178 (= Ostr. Elephantine,excavation SwissInst Ω 4953), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.