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Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 149

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Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 149
Publication Number Mémoires 35 no. 149 + Mémoires 35 no. X3 = J6
Current Location Paris, Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres
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]
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Date of Discovery
Term. Ante / Post Quem Non
between 2 1 1908 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]


Object Type ostracon
Range of Preservation complete
Mounting (unknown)
Comments on Object Lightly erased. Mesurements and remarks from publication. Lozachmeur: cv: 7.5YR6/4 and 5YR6/3-4 ; cc: 5YR6/4 and 7/6, very darkened.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object concave/convex (inside/outside)
Text-Localization, Addendum cc perpendicular.
Script, Primary Aramaic, Imperial
Language, Primary Aramaic, Imperial
Comments on Handwriting Lozachmeur hand Ib.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+7+y x+8+y
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Modern Title Missive. Re Orders for Paôhr, Maˁûzî, and Wantî concerning Legal Issues
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | letter
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
1אפ אזל ופקד לפוהר על
2אלפא וינתנה לכמ יהכ
3עלוהי מעוזי ויפקהי
4אפ ביד ונתי הושרת
5מאסרה ???? ה
6ערער ה
7זי ביד ◦
8הו ◦
1כבינ הי לטוטנ ושב 1Uncertain if Ṭwṭn is a name.
2קנ כענ שלחת לכ אתמל
3אפמ למ ונתי הו מסבל
4כל מ◦ מהיתהלכמ
5א]חרנ נתנת
6מא באש
7 ומי פמא

1 Uncertain if Ṭwṭn is a name.
1Moreover, go and order Paôhr (Egy. Pa-whr) on(to)
2the boat. And he shall give it to you (m.p.). He shall proceed
3to him/it, namely Maˁûzî. And he shall bring it(/ him ?).
4Moreover, in the hand of Wantî I/she/you sent
51 package H[...]
6he made legal contest H[...]
7which is in the hand of ◦[...]
8he/it is ◦[...]
1KBYN is to Ṭwṭn and lea-
2ve us. Now, I/she sent (word) to you (m.s.) yesterday.
3Assuredly saying, Wantî is carr⸢y⸣ing
4all ⸢M⸣[...]◦ brings him/it to you (m.p.)
5[... a]⸢f⸣terward we will give
6[...]Mˀ in a fire
7[...]{and water | the mouth}.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
37435 (unknown) Maˁûzî מעוזי Aramaic, Imperial



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
-525 BCE -399 BCE ;







DatasetID 313033
last Change 29.07.2022
Author James D. Moore, Emil Joubert (metadata)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 313033 (= Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 149), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: James D. Moore, Emil Joubert (metadata) .