P. Milan E 0.9.40127 + P. Turin Cat. 2074 recto
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Description: Dark brown papyrus, three fragments that do not join: upper fragment (Turin) 22.5 x 31 cm, lower right fragment (Turin) 21 x 16 cm, lower left fragment (Milan) 17 x 30.7 cm. Black and red ink; recto 3 columns: recto I (Turin frgts.) ends of 6 lines, recto II (Turin frgts.) 12 + 10 lines (lines on unpublished lower frgt. here numbered x + 13 to x + 22), recto III (Milan frgt.) 9 lines (here numbered x + 1 to x + 9); verso 4 columns: verso I (Milan frgt.) 15 lines, verso II (Milan frgt.) 6 lines followed by a blank and 2 lines written upside down, verso III 14 (Turin frgt.) + 10 lines (Milan frgt., here numbered x + 15 etc.), verso IV (Turin frgt.) 25 lines. Top recto = top verso. Palimpsest; traces of previous text visible on recto and verso. Damaged; beginnings of all lines of recto I and of recto III x + 2, verso III 1-13, verso IV 14 and 15 lost; ends of recto II 11, x + 13 to x + 22, recto III x + 6 to x + 9, verso II 1, verso III x + 15 to x + 24, verso IV 2, 3, 5-7, 9-15, 17, 19 and 21-25 lost; gaps in recto II 1, 11, recto III x + 7 to x + 9, verso II 1, 2, 5, 6, verso III 3 and 11, verso IV 1-3, 16 and 20-25; only traces of recto III x + 1, verso I 1 and verso III 14; unknown number of lines lost in recto I, between recto II 12 and x + 13, and at top of recto III. See Remarks.
Classification: account - journal : delivery - event - labour - payment
Keywords: arrival - document - firewood - fish - gang - grain rations - inactivity - message - payment - requirement - side (of gang) - textile(?) - tomb (royal) - tools - vegetables - working
Provenance: Turin fragments p resumably 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).
Publication: Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 608 and 609 (transcription of recto, upper Turin fragment); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 488 (translation of recto, upper Turin fragment); Milan and lower Turin fragment s unpublished (see Remarks)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 8 I Ax.t sw 27-30 (recto II 1, 2, 3, 4); rnp.t-sp 8 II Ax.t sw 1-8 (recto II 5, 6, 7, 10, x + 2, x + 5, x + 9, x + 10); rnp.t-sp 8 II Ax.t sw 14-18 (recto III x + ~1#, x + 6, x + 7, x+ 8, x + 9)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, year 8 Ramesses IX (Helck, Kitchen)
Contents: Necropolis journal of months I and II Ax.t recording work and inactivity of the gang, deliveries of fish and firewood. Special events: (1) sending a letter to the vizier and the scribe of the mat, who are asked for grain rations, but write back about Meshwesh coming to Thebes (recto II 7-9); (2) collecting and redistributing copper tools (recto II 10-12); (3) court case involving the scribe 1r and Imn-wa ; the latter(?) is to pay a fine; Imn-wa is paid by the woodcutter 2nsw-ms for something he has obtained from the Rebu (recto III x + 4 and x + 5).
Terminology: ii (recto II 9); a NN (recto II x + 13); wnmy (recto II 11); wsf n tA is.t (recto II 10, recto III x + 2); wsf n tA is.t pA 2r (recto II 4; see Remarks); wsf n tA is.t m s.t tn (recto II 3); wsf n tA is.t Hr pA di.w (recto III x + ~6#); bAk (recto II 7); bAk m pA 2r n Pr-aA anx wDA snb (recto II 1, 2, ~5#, 6, recto III x + ~7#, x + ~8#, x + ~9#); m Dr.t NN (recto III x + 9); hAb (recto II 7); hrw pn (recto II x + 15); hrw pn m Dr.t NN (recto III x + 3); smi (recto II x + 18); smHy (recto I 5 - written smy or sHy , recto II 12); Sa.t (recto II 7, 9); Ssp m Dr.t NN (recto III x + 7); di NN n NN r DbA (recto III x + 5?); dmD (recto II 11) Incomplete: wsf [...] (recto II x + 17); wsf n [...] (recto II x + 14, x + 21, x + 22); hrw pn iny.t in [...] (recto II x + 20)
Names/Titles: an. (pA aA 2; recto II 8); an. (pA aA n is.t ; recto III x + 6); an. (Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; king; recto I 3, recto II 1, 2, 5, 6, recto III x + 7, x + 8, x + 9); an. (nA MSwS ; recto II 9, recto III x + 2); an. (nA Rb ; recto III x + 5); an. (pA Hmt.y ; recto II 11, ~12#); an. (pA sS n tmA ; recto II 7, 9); an. (pA TAy-mDA.t 2; recto II ~11#); an. (TAty ; recto I 2, 4, recto II 7, 9); Imn-wa (recto III x + 4, x + 5); Imn-nxt (recto III x + 9); Imn-Htp (sS-od ; recto II ~11#); PAy=f-bAk (recto III x + 9); Niw.t (geo.; recto I 1, recto II 9, 11, x + 16); 1r (sS ; recto III x + 3, x + 4; sS n pA 2r ; recto III x + 7 ); 2nsw-ms (Sad ; recto III x + 5); OAy-Dr.t (sAw ; recto II x + ~13#) Incomplete: Ra- [...] (im.y-r Niw.t TAty ; recto II x + ~16#; perhaps Ra-ms-sw MnTw-r-HA.t=f ?); [...] (pA nTr aA ; king(?); recto II x + 21, Milan frgt.); [...] (sS wr [...]; recto II x + 18)
Remarks: Data from unpublished fragments based on Cern Notebook 17.11-2 and notes by R.J. Demarée and B.J.J. Haring. For the Milan and Turin fragments as part of the same documents, see R.J. Demarée, in: Sesto Congresso Internazionale di Egittologia II, 105; idem, in: L'impero ramesside , 68; Tiradritti, in: SESH , 133 . Terminology: Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 608 incorrectly has tA is.t n pA 2r instead of tA is.t pA 2r .

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