P. Turin [unnumbered 5]
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Description: Very dark brown papyrus, ca. 24 x 20 cm (see Remarks). Black ink, recto 13 lines, verso 12 lines, top recto = bottom verso. Damaged; beginnings of all lines on recto and verso lost; ends of all lines on recto and of verso 1, 2 and 4-12 lost. Some lines possibly lost at top recto and bottom verso.
Classification: letter
Keywords: arrival - departure - document - grain - house - junior - message - oracle - payment (?) - servant - textile (?)
Provenance: 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).
Publication: Unpublished; Cern Notebook 18.80-82 (transcription of recto 2-12 and verso 1-10); see Remarks.
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: -
Contents: Letter to or from the mayor of Thinis(?) about a servant girl who has been imprisoned by a secretary ( sS-Sa.t ). This appears to have been the subject of a legal dispute before two viziers and the secretary, and of an oracle session before the god Onuris. The sender has been found right; he has gone to the north to fetch the servant girl. Verso obscure; reference is again made to a legal dispute and to Onuris. See Remarks.
Terminology: hAb (recto 12, verso 3); Sa.t (verso 4); Sa.t n sxn (recto ~12#?); ky Dd (verso 5); ky Dd r nty (verso 1)
Names/Titles: an. ( ir.y n mdw.t ; recto 4-[5], 6, 9, 10, verso 10); an. ( it ; verso 2, 5); an. ( pA aA n is.t ; verso 4); an. ( aDd ; verso 1); an. ( pA bAk aA ; verso 9); an. ( bAk.t ; f.; recto 2, 5, 8, 12, 13); an. ( mw.t ; f.; verso 2); an. ( tA rmT ; f.; recto 13); an. ( pA HA.t.y-a n 6n ; recto 1); an. ( pA sS-Sa.t ; recto 3, 4); an. ( Sri.t ; f.; verso 7); an. ( TAty ; recto 6, 8, 8, verso 9); an. ( pA TAty 2; recto 4); Imn (deity; verso 2); In-Hr (deity; recto 5, 6, verso 8, 11); a rsy (geo.; recto 10); Pr-Ra-ms-sw-Mry-Imn (geo.; recto ~13#?); Ra-ms-sw Mry-Imn anx wDA snb (king; recto 11)
Remarks: Description, Publication: description and data from recto 1, 13, verso 11 and 12 based on notes by R.J. Demarée. Contents: uncertain if related to Deir el-Medina.

Record last updated 2005-08-08


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