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Ostr. Paris, AIBL CIS, Clermont-Ganneau no. 1

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Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, AIBL CIS, Clermont-Ganneau no. 1
Publication Number Mémoires 35 no. 001
Current Location Paris, Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres
Publication Permission Status permission for publication upon enquiry only
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery purchase
Date of Discovery
Term. Ante / Post Quem Non
between 1 3 1907 and
Finder (= First Purchaser) Clermont-Ganneau, Charles
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt Elephantine
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution excavation finds
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Clermont-Ganneau, Charles
Certainty: high
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Oxford, Manchester Collection
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Rotation round vertical axis (side to side)
Range of Preservation complete
Mounting (unknown)
Comments on Object Palimpsest or erasures. Object remarks from publication. Measurements from publication. Lozachmeur: cv: 10YR5/4; cc: 10YR5/2 and 4/3; two-colored edge: 10YR5/4 YR6/6, traces of white.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object concave/convex (inside/outside)
Text-Localization, Addendum cc perpendicular. cv perpendicular.
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
Script, Primary Aramaic, Imperial
Language, Primary Aramaic, Imperial
Comments on Handwriting There is an unidentified mark on the bottom of the verso. Lozachmeur reads 1 or n, but it looks like the top stroke of a lamed. Lozachmeur hand Ib.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+6+y x+4
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Modern Title Inscription on Sherd
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | letter
Summary of Content Fragmentary missive concerned with the conveyance flour.
Comments on Text CV ln. 4 contains either an effaced letter or an identified scribal mark.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Comment on Gender 2ms pronoun used.
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Mémoires 35: 1. [...◦א]נת אזל על 2. [...]א הנ לא 3. [...]⸣ר⸢מא זנה 4. [...]אפ הנ אית 5. [...]עמכ הלו ל 6. [...]שוק ו ל⸣כ⸢י
x+1אנת אזל על
x+2]א הנ לא
x+3מא זנוה 2Lemaire, Review: [...י]ומא זנה "this day"
x+4אפ הנ אית
x+5עמכ הלו

1 Mémoires 35: 1. [...◦א]נת אזל על 2. [...]א הנ לא 3. [...]⸣ר⸢מא זנה 4. [...]אפ הנ אית 5. [...]עמכ הלו ל 6. [...]שוק ו ל⸣כ⸢י
2 Lemaire, Review: [...י]ומא זנה "this day"
1Mémoires 35: 1. ◦חבליא [...] 2. אפ אמר [...] 3. לה קמחה[...] 4. {1|נ}
vso x+12The line begins with a dot..חבליא
x+2 אפ אמר
x+3לה קמחה

1 Mémoires 35: 1. ◦חבליא [...] 2. אפ אמר [...] 3. לה קמחה[...] 4. {1|נ}
2 The line begins with a dot..


x+1[… y]ou go to[...]
x+2[...]the […] If not[...]
x+3[...]this […]M
x+4[...]Even if there is[...]
x+5[...]with you. Indeed, to[….]
x+6[...](the) street (of) […]Y [...]
vso x+1[...] the chains/damages[...]
vso x+2[...] Indeed he/I said [...]
vso x+3[...] to him/her his/her flour [...]
vso x+4[...] ◦[...]
Places (read out from edition)




RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
27th dynasty ;







DatasetID 312885
last Change 29.07.2022
Author James D. Moore (collated from picture and reedited)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 312885 (= Ostr. Paris, AIBL CIS, Clermont-Ganneau no. 1), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: James D. Moore (collated from picture and reedited).