P. Turin Cat. 1883 + P. Turin Cat. 2095
Other nos.: P. Turin Pleyte-Rossi pl. 029
  
Description: Papyrus, 22.25 x 40.5 cm. Black ink, recto (H/V) one column of 9 lines close to right edge with top margin of 6.5 cm, part to the left of this column blank; verso (V/H) three columns: verso I 4 lines (lines 1 and 2 running over column II?), verso II 10 lines (see Remarks), verso III 12 lines. Top recto = top verso. Correction by scribe in verso II 1. Damaged; end of recto 9 lost, beginnings of verso I 1-4, II 7-10 and III 8-12 lost; gaps in verso I 1 and 2(?); unknown number of lines lost at bottom of column on recto.
Classification: account : delivery - event - name - portion
Keywords: appointment(?) - bronze - commissioning - copper - gum - metalwork - oil - side (of gang) - textile - tools - vessel - woodwork
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: Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 431 and 432 (transcription); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 461 (translation of recto 2-9 and verso I 1-2); Helck, Materialien VI, (981) (translation of recto 2-9); Pleyte-Rossi, Papyrus de Turin , 41 and 42, pl. XXIX (facsimile of recto and verso III 1-7, commentary)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 8 n nswt Wsr-mAa.t-Ra 4tp.n-Ra Mry-Imn nb ...(?) IV Smw sw 25 (recto I 1-2; see Remarks)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, year 8 Ramesses VII (Helck, Kitchen); see Remarks
Contents: Recto: commissioning of coppersmiths by the administrators of the Necropolis and the treasury scribe of the temple (of Ramesses III); distribution of tools to the gang. Verso: note about the vizier(?), followed by an account of textile, woodwork, oil, gum and bronze objects, with some workmen's names.
Terminology: ir n (recto 8, verso III 4); a NN (recto 9); wa nb (recto ~8#); hrw pn Hn (recto 2); tA ri.t wnmy m Dr.t NN (recto 7); dmD (verso III ~12#?); ditto (verso III 3)
Names/Titles: an. (nA Hwty.w nA rwD.w.w pA 2r ; recto 3 - Hwty.w written Hnty.w ); an. (pA Hm-nTr tp.y n Imn ; recto 4); an. (nA Hmt.y.w ; recto 2); an. (TAty ; verso I 1); Imn-xa (idn.w ; verso III ~11#); Wsr-mAa.t-Ra 4tp.n-Ra Mry-Imn nb ...(?) (king; recto 1; see Remarks); Nxw-m-Mw.t (aA n is.t ; recto 5 - written aA-is.t ; recto 7 - written aA-is.t Nxw ); Ra-mry (rmT-is.t ; verso III 2); 1r (sS pr-HD n tA Hw.t ; recto 3-4; written sS pr-HD tA Hw.t ); 1r-ms (aA n is.t pA <...>, or 1r-ms pA <...> for 1r-ms sA <...>(?) ; recto 6; written aA-is.t ); Od-Hr-ix.t=f (rmT-is.t ; verso III ~1#) Incomplete [...] (sS pr-HD [...]; recto 9; cf. 1r )
Remarks: Description: verso I 1 and 2 perhaps continued over verso II 1; continuation of verso I 2 ( Hmt dbn 60 + x) not in Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 432, 5, but see Cern Notebook 23.56 (here no verso II 11; cf. Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 432, 8). Dates mentioned/Names, Titles: for the royal name in recto 1 see Eyre, JEA 66 (1980), 168-170. The last group of the line was read as nb xa < .w >(?) in Cern Notebook 23.55 (followed by Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 431, 12), and as nb tA < .wy >(?) by Eyre. The text of recto 1 is to be inserted after the regnal year in line 2. Dates attributed: see also Eyre, JEA 66 (1980), 168-170. Valbelle, Ouvriers , 39: Ramesses IX. Helck, Materialien VI, (981) and Pleyte-Rossi, Papyrus de Turin , 41 and 42, still dated the document to the reign of Ramesses II.

Record last updated 2008-11-05


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