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Pap. New York, Brooklyn Museum 47.218.138a-i

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Metadata

Collection

Inventory Number Pap. New York, Brooklyn Museum 47.218.138a-i
Current Location New York, Brooklyn Museum
Comments on Inventory Bequest of Theodora Wilbour from the collection of her father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
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Publication Status unpublished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 Details Container marked ‘2M with (here illegible word) la? Provenance not given, but Elephantine in all likelihood.
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery find or purchase
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Wilbour, Charles Edwin
Certainty: high
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt unknown
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution donation
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Wilbour, Charles Edwin
Certainty: high
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) (not relevant)
Certainty: high

Object

Object Type papyrus
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation A damaged roll of papyrus. Outer layers badly broken; inner part seemingly well preserved.
Mounting (unknown)
Comments on Object Overall: 9 1/16 × 133 7/8 in. (23 × 340 cm) a: Glass: 12 1/16 x 27 5/8 in. (30.7 x 70.2 cm) a: Largest Fragment: 8 5/16 x 12 1/2 in. (21.1 x 31.8 cm) b: Glass: 12 5/8 x 15 3/4 in. (32 x 40 cm) b: Largest Fragment: 7 7/8 x 5 1/2 in. (20 x 14 cm) c: Glass: 12 1/2 x 19 11/16 in. (31.7 x 50 cm) c: Largest Fragment: 8 1/4 x 8 13/16 in. (21 x 22.4 cm) d: Glass: 12 3/8 x 20 1/2 in. (31.5 x 52 cm) d: Object: 9 3/16 x 16 9/16 in. (23.3 x 42 cm) e: Glass: 12 5/8 x 19 3/4 in. (32 x 50.2 cm) e: Largest Fragment: 9 3/16 x 18 1/4 in. (23.4 x 46.3 cm) f: Glass: 14 9/16 x 19 11/16 in. (37 x 50 cm) f: Object: 7 7/8 x 17 11/16 in. (20 x 45 cm) g: Glass: 12 5/8 x 25 5/8 in. (32 x 65.1 cm) g: Largest Fragment: 8 3/4 x 21 5/16 in. (22.2 x 54.2 cm) h: Glass: 12 1/2 x 21 3/4 in. (31.8 x 55.2 cm) h: Largest Fragment: 8 7/16 x 16 15/16 in. (21.5 x 43 cm) i: Glass: 12 5/8 x 21 7/8 in. (32 x 55.5 cm) i: Object: 8 9/16 x 15 1/4 in. (21.7 x 38.7 cm) Measurements: Height of roll, 22.5 cm. Dimensions: present overall length c. 340 cm.; 12 of the preserved pages show a height range of 20.6‑23 cm.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) parallel (recto)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink polychrome black and red
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Red and black Hieratic. Large papyrus roll. A damaged roll of papyrus, the remains of which preserve between 17 and 19 columns of text in varying degrees of completeness.
Script, Primary Hieratic
Language, Primary Middle Egyptian
Comments on Handwriting Clear script.

 

Text Content

Modern Title Text against snakes and scorpions
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Author of Text (Unknown)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • religious | polytheistic Egyptian | magical
Summary of Content The text is a composite that can be divided into four main sections: x+I, 1-x+VIII, 15: spells against snake-bites that have already happened with an appeal to the poison to leave the body of the person afflicted; x+VIII, 15- x+XI, 14: spells to prevent snakes from leaving their holes and against scorpions from raising their tails; x+XI, 14-x+XVI, 15: ritual of “the four balls;” x+XVI, 15-x+XVII, 16: spells for capturing snakes. Nb In his review Quack mentions that he located three fragments of this papyrus in Berlin (p. 257) that seem to belong to the first extant column of the papyrus. He also suggests that Goyon’s x+I and x+II should be reversed, and that the fragments of the latter more likely form the right hand portion of the first extant column.
Location of Composition unknown unknown Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)

 

Text

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Dates

RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Late Period (26th dynasty - 31st dynasty) -664 BCE -525 BCE Late Period, Saite Period;

 

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Literature

 

DatasetID 318240
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Verena Lepper; Daniela C. Härtel
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
(CC BY-NC-SA)
Data set citation Data set 318240 (= Pap. New York, Brooklyn Museum 47.218.138a-i), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Verena Lepper; Daniela C. Härtel.