Home Project Search Objects Places Persons & Deities  

Search in Objects

(submit with enter)


Ostr. Berlin P. 12000

TEI-XML-File: https://p612399.webspaceconfig.de/xml/elephantine_erc_db_317364.tei.xml



Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12000
Publication Number lit. math ined.
Current Location magazine | papyrus depository
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
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
Finder (= First Purchaser) Rubensohn, Otto (excavation director)
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution partage
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1906 and 1906


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, yellow brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 99 mm | 62 mm | 11 mm
Dating between -299 and -200
Criteria for Dating palaeography
Range of Preservation (undecidable)
State of Preservation surface damaged

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) ? surface damaged
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Existing Pictorial Elements 1 geometric figure
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 12
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Geometric problem
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • scientific
  • scientific | math
  • scientific | math | geometry
Summary of Content geometric problem with figure.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language




RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
-299 BCE -200 BCE palaeographical dating;




DatasetID 317364
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 16498
Trismegistos 65672
Author BerlPap-Team, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317364 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12000), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team, Ruth Duttenhöfer .