P. Ashmolean Museum 1945.95
Other nos.: P. Gardiner 3; Naunakhte Document IV
  
Description: Papyrus, 21 x 43 cm (43 cm. being the original height of the papyrus scroll) . Black ink, one side (V/H), 9 lines; two hands: lines 1-3 bold writing with good forms and orthography; lines 4-9 written carelessly and full of mistakes. Palimpsest; earlier text (carefully erased) ran parallel with fibres; lines of present text run perpendicular to those of earlier text, that is, across fibres. Complete; top edge of present text was outside the roll and suffered slight damage, but no text is lost.
Classification: deposition - oath : transfer
Keywords: copper - document - grain rations - junior - metalwork - oath - payment - sandals - vessel - woodwork - mtwn (see Remarks)
Provenance: Acquired by A.H. Gardiner several years after 1928.
Publication: Černý, JEA 31 (1945), 39-42, pl. XII (photograph, transcription, description, translation, commentary); Allam, BiOr 24 (1967), 17 and 18 (translation of lines 2-5, commentary); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 256 and 257, no. 260 (translation, commentary); David, Legal Register , 59-60, 83-98 (transliteration, translation, commentary); Grandet, Égypte, Afrique & Orient 25 (2002), 19-30 (translation, commentary); Grandet, in: Les artistes de Pharaon , 120, 121 and 314, no. 63b (photograph, description, translation, commentary, bibliography; see Remarks); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 242 and 243 (transcription - see Remarks); Wilson, JNES 7 (1948), 145, no. 95 (translation of lines 7-9)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 3 III Ax.t sw 10 (4)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20 (Allam); year 3 Ramesses V or year 3 Ramesses VI (Černý); year 3 Ramesses V (Kitchen) ; year 4 Ramesses V (Grandet)
Contents: Statement by the workman 2a-m-Nwn that he will give a copper washing-bowl to his son On-Hr-xpS=f , and another statement to confirm the latter's right to possess the bowl. Handing over the bowl in the presence of a number of workmen, and an oath by On-Hr-xpS=f with respect to an amount of grain he has given to his father: if he takes back this grain, he is to give a pair of sandals to the workman Imn-nxt and a wooden box to the workman MAA.n=i-nxt=f (both his brothers) as payment for the documents they have drawn up with respect to their father's deposition. See Remarks.
Terminology: anx n nb anx wDA snb (7); wAH Imn wAH pA HoA anx wDA snb (7); m bAH NN (5-7); hrw pn (4 - written hrw n pn n , 5 - written hrw n bn ); swD (5); sS.w (9); Dd.n NN (4); Dd.n NN m bAH NN (1-2)
Names/Titles: an. (pA HoA anx wDA snb ; 7); Any-nxt (rmT-is.t ; 1, 5); Imn (deity; 7); Imn-nxt (rmT-is.t ; 2, 6, 8-9); MAA.n=i-nxt=f (rmT-is.t ; 2, 9); Nb-nxt (rmT-is.t ; 6); Nfr-Htp (rmT-is.t ; 2, 6); 1r-nfr (rmT-is.t ; 1-2); 2a-m-Nwn (rmT-is.t ; 1, 4, 6-7); 2nsw (rmT-is.t ; 2, 6); On (5 - for On-Hr-xpS=f ?); On-Hr-xpS=f (rmT-is.t ; 3, 4, 7); Od-Hr-ix.t=f (rmT-is.t ; 1, 6)
Remarks: Keywords: for mtwn (line 8), see also P. Ashmolean Museum 1945,97 recto III 4; cf. twn in O. Ashmolean Museum 0103 obv. 7 and O. Ashmolean Museum 0272 line 3. Publication: incorrectly referred to as P. Ashmolean Museum 1945.97 by Grandet and by Kitchen. Contents: for the connection between this document and the Chester Beatty, DeM and other Naunakhte papyri, cf. Pestman, in: Gleanings , 155.

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