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Contract for the purchase of a house (Demotic–Greek)

Artist unknownPtolemaic, 1st and 20th April, 103 BCE

Neues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Neues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

This well-preserved papyrus from the reign of Ptolemy X, written in Demotic and Greek, comes from Medinet Habu. The Demotic text records the transfer of ownership of part of a house, while the Greek text contains a tax receipt for the sale of a house.

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  • Title: Contract for the purchase of a house (Demotic–Greek)
  • Creator: Artist unknown
  • Date Created: Ptolemaic, 1st and 20th April, 103 BCE
  • Type: Manuscript
  • Medium: Papyrus
  • Inv. no.: P 3105
  • ISIL no.: DE-MUS-015418
  • External Link: Neues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
  • Copyright: Photo © bpk - Photo Agency / Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Sandra Steiß || Text © Prestel Verlag / Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
  • Collection: Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung | Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz

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