|TM ID||TM 23651|
|Findspot (DEChriM ID)||12 (Ismant al-Ḫarāb)||Class||Textual|
|Writing medium||Codex, Tablet|
P.Kellis IV 96; Kellis Agricultural Account Book (KAB).
Wooden codex consisting of eight leaves averaging in size 334 x 107 x 2.7 mm, all cut in the same block of acacia wood. Two pairs of holes have been drilled, a pair each at the head and the tail. The boards of this codex were held together by a length of spun washed line. The hand of the body of the KAB is a small semi-cursive.
|Selection criteria||Mention of Christian cult officials/institutions, Mention of Christian individuals/communities, Christian terms/formulas/concepts, Christian onomastics, Christian symbols/gestures/isopsephy|
Price information, palaeography, archaeology, dossier connection (The carpenters of House 2 / Family of Tithoes).
KAB is dated to either 361/2-363/4 (which would coincide with Tithoes' known period of activity as a carpenter in house 2) or 376/7-378/9. As the texts were not erased and the book reused, it might be that KAB was discarded in House 2 shortly before the kitchen began to fill with sand, but when exactly is unknown (Bagnall 1997: 10 and 14).
Palaeographic parallels include P.Kellis I 72 (mid 4th c.) or P.Kellis I 33 (dated 369)
|Absolute/relative date||Relative date|
Found on January 20th 1988 together with another wooden codex containing three orations of Isocrates (P.Kellis III), in the south-east comer of the kitchen of House 2 in Area A of the site.
Kellis, excavations Dakleh Oasis Project 1986- no. 31/420-D6-1/A/2/7; Egyptian register of antiquities from Kellis no. 1447; on display in the Khargeh Museum.