- Museum number
Facsimile of papyrus written with black ink with demotic legal document dated year 36 of Ptolemy VI, dealing with the sale of share of income from tombs at Thebes. 20 ll. of demotic and 6 ll. of Greek docket on original recto, 18 ll. on original verso (list of witnesses).
This is an early XIX century copy, the original is in Paris, P Bibl. Nat. 218. The BM facsimile is important as it preserves the list on the verso of the original papyrus.
Thompson's MS Catalogue: "grant by Onnophris to his son Asos [...] (cf. Young, Hieroglyphics pl. 31. 32 and Brugsch. Thesaurus p. 880 and Revillout Chrest. Dem. p. 62-84)".
- Production date
- 146BC (original in Paris)
Height: 32.40 centimetres (card mount)
Height: 27.30 centimetres (papyrus)
Length: 64.10 centimetres (card mount)
Length: 59 centimetres (papyrus)
Weight: 164 grammes (papyrus on card mount)
Depth: 2 millimetres (card mount)
- Inscription subject
- Curator's comments
- Original papyrus in Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris No.218.
See entry in www.trismegistos.org - DAHT.
- On display (G30/dc29b)
- Exhibition history
2022-2023 13 Oct-19 Feb, London, BM, Hieropglyphs, Unlocking Ancient Egypt.
- Papyrus Survey:
Backed: white paper
Transferred to horizontal storage 10 FEB 95
Portfolio: board (acidic)
Portfolio: leather (deteriorated)
Object Priority: B
Mount Priority: C
Overall Condition: B
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: P.Brit.Mus. IV 23