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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4916

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4916
Current Location magazine
Publication Permission Status permission for publication upon enquiry only
Publication Status unpublished

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Finder (= First Purchaser) Excavation team Elephantine, German Archaeological Institute Cairo and Swiss Institute for Architectural and Archaeological Research on Ancient Egypt
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation All sides broken off in undetermined extent.
Mounting (non [ostracon])

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
Script, Primary Late Demotic
Language, Primary Roman Demotic
Comments on Text Layout Layout undetectable due to the fragmentary condition.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+4+y 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 10 0
Column Height (in mm) 30 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 10+y x x+30+y 0


Text Content

Modern Title account or diary
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
Summary of Content Each lines begins with a day (26th to 30th). All the rest is lost, so we may have here an account or a diary.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
x+1 sw 26
x+2 sw 28
x+3 sw 29
x+4 sw ꜥrqı͗
x+1 26th day: [///]
x+2 28th day: [///]
x+3 29th day: [///]
x+4 30th day: [///]
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
Roman Period -30 BCE 211 CE ;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 318079
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 318079 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4916), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.