P. DeM 23
Other nos.: P. DeM 2-A; Naunakhte Document II
  
Description: Papyrus, 20.5 x 11.5 cm, vertical sheet join on left side of recto. Black ink, recto (H/V) 13 lines, verso (V/H) 13 lines, top recto = bottom verso, recto 6 and 11 and verso 3, 8 and 13 underlined by scribe (and not red, see Remarks). Palimpsest. Complete.
Classification: list : division
Keywords: apportioning - basketry(?) - oipe (utensil) - stone utensils - woodwork - dbw.t
Provenance: Deir el-Medina, spring 1928
Publication: Černý, Papyrus Deir El Medineh II, 2 and 3, pls. 7-8a (description, transcription, photographs); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 295-297, no. 270 (translation, commentary); Černý, JEA 31 (1945), 36-39, pl. X (description, translation, commentary, transcription); David, Legal Register , 59-60, 80-83, 90-98 (transliteration, translation, commentary); Grandet, Égypte, Afrique & Orient 25 (2002), 19-30 (photographs, translation, commentary); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 240-242 (transcription)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, Ramesses V ( David, Kitchen) ; see Remarks
Contents: List of objects given to the heirs of an unnamed woman ("our/your mother"; recto 2), presumably the lady Niw.t-nxt.ti (see Remarks).
Terminology: r rdi.t rx=tw pA pS n ix.t n tAy=n mw.t (recto 1-2); rdy.t n NN (recto 12,13; verso 5, 6); rdy.t NN (recto 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; verso 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)
Names/Titles: Imn-nxt (recto 2, 8, 12; verso 5, 10); WAs.t-nxt.ti (f.; recto 3, verso 3, 6 - written Wsr-nxt.ti ; see Remarks); MAA.n=i-nxt=f (recto 6, 11; verso 2, 8, 13); Mna.t-nxt.ti (f.; recto 4, 7, 13; verso 4, 12); Nb-nxt (recto 10, verso 11); On-Hr-xpS=f (recto 5, 9; verso 1, 7, 9)
Remarks: Date attributed: later than P. Ashmolean Museum 1945.95 (Naunakhte Document IV) according to Grandet, Égypte, Afrique & Orient , 24 and 28. Contents : similar to P. DeM 25, but different hand. For the connection between this document and the Chester Beatty, DeM and other Naunakhte papyri, cf. Pestman, in: Gleanings , 155. Names, Titles: Wsr-nxt.ti (recto 3, verso 3, 6) = WAs.t-nxt.ti (P. Ashmolean Museum 1945.97 recto III 6, 10; see Černý, JEA 31 (1945), 52 note 2). Verso 11: A + a is actually m + a ; verso 13: read inr gAf ? (cf. Janssen, Commodity Prices , 327 and 328.) But cf. P. DeM 25 verso 11. See Winand, CdE 68 (1993), 85, for underlined text. Old P. DeM 23 is now P. DeM 17; see there (Remarks).

Record last updated 2010-10-08


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