P. Geneva MAH 15274 + P. Turin CGT 54063 verso
Other nos.: -
Description: Papyrus, 159 x 22 cm, sheet joins at distances of 26, 25.5, 43.5, 26, 25 and 21 cm starting from the right edge of recto. Black and red ink, recto 7 columns: recto I-VI all 9 lines, recto VII 10 lines; verso 6 columns: verso I (at the back of recto VI and VII) 6 lines, verso II (at the back of recto V and VI) 7 lines, verso III (at the back of recto IV and V) 3 lines, verso IV (at the back of recto IV) 4 lines, verso V (at the back of recto II and III) 7 lines (plus one line in red between lines 1 and 2), verso VI (at the back of recto I) 3 lines. Top recto = top verso. Writing on verso by three hands, all different from recto: small characters in verso II; larger in verso I, III and IV; even larger in verso V. Palimpsest; traces of earlier text on recto and verso. Damaged; beginnings of all lines of recto I, of recto II 7-9, recto III 7, 8, recto IV 6, verso V 5, verso VI 1 and 2 lost; ends of recto I 6-9, recto II 3, 4-9, of all lines of recto VII, of verso V 1, 2, verso VI 1 and 2 lost; gaps in all lines of recto II-IV, recto V 3-9, verso IV 2, 3, in all lines of verso V and in verso VI 3; only traces of verso IV 4.
Classification: account - note : event - labour - transfer
Keywords: arrival - bread - copper - document - house - meat - offering - stone-work - tools - working - xtm
Provenance: Geneva MAH 15274 given to the Geneva museum by A.H. Gardiner in 1937 in exchange for P. Geneva D 405, 408 and 409 (Massart, MDAIK 15 (1957), 172). Turin CGT 54063 presumably acquired by the government of Piedmont for the Turin museum from Bernardino Drovetti in 1823 (see e.g. S. Curto, Storia del Museo Egizio di Torino , 2nd ed., Turin 1976, 45). See Remarks.
Publication: Massart, MDAIK 15 (1957), 172, 173, 181-184, pl. XXXVIII ( photograph, transcription, description, translation, commentary); Donker van Heel, in: Village Voices , 20 (translation verso III, commentary); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 384, 387, 398 and 399 (translation verso I-IV; see Remarks); Helck, Materialien VI, (981) (translation verso I); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 133, 134, 143 and 144 (transcription); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 117, 186 and 210, nos. 87, 143.A and 159 (translation verso I-III, commentary)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 6 III Smw sw 23 (verso I 1); rnp.t-sp 3 III Ax.t sw 28 (verso II 1); rnp.t-sp 6 III Smw sw 16 (verso III 1); rnp.t-sp 6 III Smw sw 25 (verso IV 1)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, Ramesses III or Ramesses IV (Massart); year 3 Ramesses IV and year 6 Ramesses IV (Helck, Kitchen)
Contents: Notes on various events in regnal years 3 and 6: the collecting of blunted tools by the Necropolis authorities (verso I); the giving of a document containing a magical spell by one scribe to another (verso II, also verso VI?); ordering aA-nxt.w to quarrying work after he has beaten several persons, and "pouring water for the Kings of Upper and Lower Egypt" (verso III); working, the bringing of a document, and the giving of loaves and dried meat (verso IV). Recto and verso V: magical text.
Terminology: ii in NN (verso IV ~2#); iw=w bAk m s.t tn (verso IV 1); in NN (verso I 3); r n TAy tA mt.w.t (verso II 3, verso VI ~1-2#?); r-a-sS (verso IV 2); hrw pn in NN (verso II 2); swD (verso I 1); di.t NN r oHoH m 4.t MAa.t (verso III 1)
Names/Titles: an. (pA AT.w 2; verso I 3); an. (pA idn.w 2; verso I 2); an. (Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; king; verso I 2); an. (nA nswy.w-bity.w ; king; verso III 3); an. (pA 3 Hwty.w ; verso I 2 - "3" not written); Ab-Imn.t.t (verso II 6-7?); Ipy (sS ; verso VI 3); Imn-ms (mDAy ; verso I 4); aA-nxt.w (verso III 1); PA-idH.w (verso III 2); PA-nfr-m-9d.w (sS n pA 2r ; verso II 4-5); PA-Hm-nTr (sS ; verso II 2); MnTw-PA-1apy (verso III 2); MnTw-ms ([...] n pA 2r ; recto VII [9]-10); Nxt-4bk (mDAy ; verso I 4); Nxt-4bk (sS ; verso IV 2); 0d-nxt (sS n pr-HD n tA Hw.t nswt-bity Wsr-mAa.t-Ra Mry-Imn anx wDA snb ; verso I 5); 2a-m-WAs.t (aA ; verso I 4); 4.t MAa.t (geo.; verso III 1); 9Ay-sp-sn (verso III 2?)
Remarks: See Roccati, BSEG 7 (1982), 93 and 94, for P. Geneva MAH 15274 and P. Turin CGT 54063 as parts of the same document. Provenance: belonging to the archive including the Chester Beatty and Naunakhte papyri, and P. DeM 01-17 according to Pestman, in: Gleanings , 155. Publication: two translations of the same passage (verso III) in Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 384 for III Smw - sic) and 387 (for III Ax.t ). Contents: for the connection between this document and the Chester Beatty, DeM and Naunakhte papyri, cf. Pestman, in: Gleanings , 155.

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