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Last Updated on 13 Jan 2019

Author: Cassandre Hartenstein

CAPInv. 1463: U-EGY-039


i. Geographical area Egypt
ii. Nome Tentyrites (U06)
iii. Site Dendera (?)


i. Association with unknown name U-EGY-039


i. Date(s) 27 BC - 14 AD


iii. Descriptive terms ẖny.t
Note ẖny.t: Short Texts I 168 l. 7. In the four editions of this inscription, the word ‘association’ is translitterated sn.t, but this reading was rejected by De Cenival 2006.


i. Source(s) Short Texts I 168 (Augustan period)
Note Others editions rare: Spiegelberg 1904:10; Farid 1993: 7; Farid 1995: 270, no 1.
Online Resources TM 44161
i.a. Source type(s) Epigraphic source(s)
i.b. Document(s) typology & language/script This Demotic inscription is a dedication, made by a strategos, a village scribe and an association which name is unknown.
i.c. Physical format(s) Sandstone stela (38 x 26 cm) with a representation of a king offering a object to four gods.
ii. Source(s) provenance The stela may come from Dendera, according to its contents. It is located now in the Cairo Museum.


iii. Members Referred as nȝ rmṯ.w (n tȝ) ẖny.t 'the people from the association (l. 6-7).


ii. Gender Men
Note Both of people named are male (but we do not know if they are members of the association). We do not know about the others.
vi. Proper names and physical features -Ptwlms (sȝ) Pa-nȝ (Ptolemaios son of Panas)
-Pȝ-ʿẖm-pȝ-šr-Ỉs(.t) sȝ Pȝ-šr-Wsỉr ,
(Pachompasenesis son of Psenosiris)


i. Local interaction The association had connections with official authorities, as the strategos of the nome is one of the dedicant of the inscription. The association had probably interactions with the temple of Dendera too.


i. Comments The dedication is made by the strategos (l. 3-6) Ptwlms son of Pa-nȝ (Ptolemaios son of Panas) and a village scribe, Pȝ-ʿẖm-pȝ-šr-Ỉs.t son of Pȝ-šr-Wsỉr (Pachompshenes son of Psenosiris). We do not know if they had a role in the association or if they just took part in the dedication.
The strategos Ptolemaios son of Panas has several religious titles cited in the inscription (l. 3-5): prophet of Hathor (pȝ ḥm-nṯr Ḥwt-Ḥr), prophet of Horus (pȝ ḥm-nṯr Ḥr), prophet of Ihy (pȝ ḥm-nṯr Iḥy), prophet of Isis (pȝ ḥm-nṯr Ỉs.t), overseer of the treasury of Hathor, mistress of Ioun, of Isis the great goddess, of Horus the Behedite, great god master of the sky (pȝ mr pȝ pr-ḥḏ n Ḥw.t-Ḥr nb Ỉwn Ỉs.t tȝ nṯr.t ʿȝ.t Ḥr-Bḥd.ṱ nṯr ʿȝ nb p.t).
iii. Bibliography Cauville, S. (1991), 'Dieux et prêtres à Dendera au Ier siècle avant Jésus-Christ', BIFAO 91: 69-97.
De Cenival, Fr. (2006), ‘À propos du mot désignant en démotique « l’association »’, RdE 57 : 233-234.
Farid, A. (1993), Die demotischen Inschriften der Strategen, San Antonio.
Farid, A. (1995), Fünf Stelen, Berlin.
Spiegelberg, W. (1904), Die Demotischen Denkmäler I, Leipzig.


i. Private association Certain
Note The terminology makes is certain that we have here a private association.