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Pap. New York, Brooklyn Museum 47.218.142

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Inventory Number Pap. New York, Brooklyn Museum 47.218.142
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Publication Status unpublished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 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 Type papyrus
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation A group of small fragments, approximately 300-600 in number. Portions of several papyri included.
Mounting (unknown)
Comments on Object Average Fragment Size: 1 3/16 × 1 3/16 in. (3 × 3 cm) Small Box of Fragments: 1 3/4 x 4 1/16 x 4 1/16 in. (4.5 x 10.3 x 10.3 cm). Dimensions: small in size, ca. 3 cm. x 3 cm. generally.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) parallel (recto)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) All fragments inscribed in Old Kingdom Hieratic.
Script, Primary Hieratic
Language, Primary Middle Egyptian
Comments on Handwriting Inscribed in Hieratic in several hands.
Comments on Text Layout Many of the fragments are opisthographic.


Text Content

Modern Title papyrus fragments of unclear content
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Author of Text (Unknown)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Summary of Content Unclear content due to the fragmentary condition.
Location of Composition unknown unknown Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)




RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
06th dynasty -2350 BCE -2170 BCE Old Kingdom, VI dynasty ;



Reserved Copyright
Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 318244
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Verena Lepper; Daniela C. Härtel
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 318244 (= Pap. New York, Brooklyn Museum 47.218.142), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Verena Lepper; Daniela C. Härtel.