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Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 175 + Clermont-Ganneau no. 185

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Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 175 + Clermont-Ganneau no. 185
Publication Number Mémoires 35 no. 175 + Mémoires 35 no. 185 = Mémoires 35 no. J8
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 11 2 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
Rotation around vertical axis (side to side)
Range of Preservation complete
Mounting (unknown)
Comments on Object Mesurements and remarks from publication. Lozachmeur: cv: 5YR6/3 and 7.5YR6/4 ; cc: 5YR6/4.

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+2+y x+5+y
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Modern Title Fragementary Ostracon
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | letter
Summary of Content This is probably a missive, but clear indicators are lost. Unique to this ostracon are the references to pardoning/expiation (see Grassi, "Bemerkungen").
Location of Composition Elephantine / Syene (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual
Gender Woman
Comment on Gender Woman is pardoned/expiated.
Religion Judaism
Comment on Religion Reference to Yaho.
Religion, further unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
HL (variants)
CC. 01. --
CC. 02. [...]בתת [...]
CC. 03. [...י]⸢ו⸣מא ⸢זנ⸣[ה...]
CC. 04. [...]⸢כ⸣ ידני⸢ה⸣[...]
CC. 05. [...]א {𐡛|ו}⸢ס⸣◦[...]
CC. 06. [...]ת נגד{ד|ר|כ}
CC. 07. [...]⸢ח⸣י ליהה
CC. 08. [...]◦ {נ|כ} על ראש [...]
CC. 09. [...י]⸢ו⸣מ זי אמות [...]
CC. 10. [...{י|ו|כ}]בלכי יהה צבאת
CC. 11. [...]כפרת סתריה
CC. 12. [...]וכפרת כל
CC. 13. [...]אנתה
CV. 01. זי א⸢נ⸣[{תי|ה}...]
CV. 02. [...א]נתי ע⸢ב⸣[ד...]
CV. 03. ◦ {ל|ב}כי ת{פ|מ}[...]
CV. 04. [...]לנ כיבנ[...]
CV. 05. [...]ואמרת לכ[...]
CV. 06. [...]כענ הנ ב[...]
CV. 07. [...]כענ עד האתה לכי {ו|י}הה
CV. 08. [...]◦ קרב
2בתת ()
3יומא זנה
4בר ידניה
5א 𐡛 (...)
6ת סרכ
7חי ליהה
8 נ כ על ראש
9יומ זי אמות
10יבלכי יהה צבאת
11כפרת סתריה
12וכפרת כל
1זי אנ ינ
2אנתי עבדת
3לבבכי תמ
4בטנ כיבנ
5ואמרת לכ
6כענ הנ ב
7כענ עד יאתה לכי יהה
8אל קרב
2[...] I stayed the night
3[... t]od⸢a⸣y
4[... so]n of Yedanyah
5[...]ˀ 10 (...)
6[...daugh]ter of Saraka
7[...]⸢by the li⸣fe of Yahô
8[...]{N|K} on top of
9[...](the) [d]⸢a⸣y which I shall die,
10may Yahô of Hosts carry you (f.s.)
11Setaryah is pardoned
12Each woman is pardoned.
1which ⸢{ˀ|Y}N⸣[...]
2you (f.s.) ma[d]e[...]
3to your (f.s.) heart TM[...]
4[st]omach pain[...]
5and I said to you[...]
6Now, if B[...]
7Now, until he comes to you (f.s), Yahô
8do not approach!
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
39875 man ... son of Yedanyah ... בר ידניה Aramaic, Imperial



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







DatasetID 313059
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 313059 (= Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 175 + Clermont-Ganneau no. 185), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: James D. Moore, Emil Joubert (metadata) .