P. Turin Cat. 1885
Other nos.: P. Turin Pleyte-Rossi pl. 071-072
Description: Papyrus, light brown to white (recto), light to dark brown (verso), 33 x 120 cm, four sheet joins at ca. 13 cm, 37 cm, 61 cm and 85.5 cm from left edge of recto; see Remarks. Black ink, recto (H/V) plan of royal tomb with captions in hieratic (numbered from right to left P 1-4, W a-d, X a-c, Y a-d and Z a, b by Carter-Gardiner). Verso (V/H) remains of 3 or 4 widely spaced columns: verso I 13 lines, verso II 14 lines (12-14 separate column to the left of 9-11), verso III 8 lines, verso IV(?) unknown number of lines. Top recto = top verso. Damaged; lower half of recto and verso lost; piece of unkown length missing to the right of recto. Beginnings of recto W b, verso II 11 and 13 lost, ends of recto P 1-4, verso II 10 and 11, verso III 1 and 3-8 lost; gaps in verso I 1-4, verso II 2, 3, 13 and 14, verso III 1. Unknown number of lines lost at bottom of verso II and to the left of verso III.
Classification: account - journal : delivery - division - event - name - payment - portion - transfer
Keywords: apportioning - door - gang - grain rations - honey - mat - measuring - oil - paint - painting - payment - stone-work - temple - textile - tomb (royal) - treasury - 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) ; see Remarks .
Publication: Carter-Gardiner, JEA 4 (1917), 130-158, pls. XXIX and XXX (description, facsimile of recto, transcription and translation of recto and verso I, commentary); A. Badawy, Le dessin architectural chez les anciens égyptiens. Étude comparative des représentations égyptiennes de constructions , Cairo 1948, 235-241 (transcription and translation of recto and verso I, commentary); David, Legal Register , 218-120 (transliteration, translation and commentary of verso II and III 1-2); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 450 and 455 (translation of verso II and verso III 3-6); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 58-60, 223, 224, 371 and 424 (transcription); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 202-205, no. 153 and fig. 23 (facsimile and translation of recto, commentary); Pleyte-Rossi, Papyrus de Turin , 100-102, pl. LXXI and LXXII (facsimile of verso, commentary); E. Scamuzzi, Egyptian Art in the Egyptian Museum of Turin , New York 1965, pl. LXXXVII (photograph of recto)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 7 II Smw sw 4 (verso II 2; see Remarks); rnp.t-sp 1 I Ax.t sw 18 (verso III 3); sw 21 (verso III 5); sw 25 (verso III 6); II Ax.t sw 2 (verso III 7)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, Ramesses IV (Badawy, Carter-Gardiner, Kitchen, McDowell, Pleyte-Rossi) and Ramesses V (Kitchen), year 7 Ramesses VI and year 1 Ramesses VII ( David, Helck, Kitchen); see Remarks
Contents: Recto: plan of royal tomb (of Ramesses IV) with captions indicating measures of rooms, and mentioning painting and chiselling. Verso I: account of measuring a royal tomb (of Ramesses V?). Verso II 1: a payment made to 6A . Verso II 2 - III 2: division of goods belongig to the scribe Imn-nxt among his children and (his wife) 6A-wr.t-m-Hb . The items divided include garments, woodwork, mats, honey, and oil. Verso III 3-8: fragmentary necropolis journal mentioning i.a. the delivery of grain rations, the gang going up (to work), the name of King Ramesses VII, and the temple of Ramesses III.
Terminology: ir n (verso II 1); nA xAy.w n pA 2r n Pr-aA anx wDA snb (verso I ~1#); r mH Y (verso I 3, 4, 5); rdy.t n NN m pS m nAy=f Hbs.w (verso II 4); rdy.t n NN r DbA (verso II 1); rdy.t n=s m Hbs.w (verso III 2); hrw pn pS n ix.t n NN n nAy=f Xrd.w in NN (verso II ~2#-3); grH (recto W b, X b 3, Y b 2, Z b 2); Tsy in tA is.t [...] (verso III 5); dmD (recto Y c, d, verso I 3, 4) Incomplete/unclear: fAy ...(?) [...] (verso III 7); rdy.t [...] (verso II 10(?), 14); rdy.t n NN [...] (verso III ~1#) ; di.t di.w [...] in NN (verso III 3-4)
Names/Titles: an. (Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; king; verso I 1); an. (psD.t im.y.t dwA.t ; deity; recto Y b 2); an. (nA nTr.w ; deity; recto Z c); an. (Hm=f anx wDA snb ; king; recto Y b 2); an. (Xrd.w of Imn-nxt ; verso II 3); Imn-nxt (sS ; verso II 2); It-Imn anx wDA snb (king; verso III 6); PA-idn.w (verso II ~13#, 14); Pn-6A-wr.t (verso II 13); nswt Wsr-mAa.t-Ra Mry-Imn [...] (king; temple of; verso III 8); 1nr (anx n niw.t ; f.; verso II 14 - no title, verso III ~1#); 1r (sS n pA 2r ; verso II ~3#, ~11#(?) - see Remarks); 6A (verso II 1, ~13#?); 6A-wr.t-m-Hb (anx n niw.t ; f.; verso II 3, 4, 12 - no title) Incomplete/unclear: [...] n pA 2r (verso II 13); 1apy [...] (sS ; verso III 4); ... (sS ; verso III 4; see Remarks); 6A-I ... or 6A-i ... (f.; verso II 13; see Remarks); 6A-gr ... (f.; verso II 13; see Remarks)
Remarks: Description: measurements taken by B. Haring at Turin in April 1995. Papyrus as mounted at that time included some small unpublished fragments to the right of the recto (not joining). Provenance: papyrus fragments found in tombs 1336, 1337 and 1340 at Deir el-Medina belong to the same document according to J. Cern and G. Botti: Bruyère, Rapport sur les fouilles de Deir El Medineh 1933-1934 , 79 and 80. Dates mentioned: verso II 2 has sw 4 and not sw 5 (cf. Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 371, 3 ); see facsimile in Pleyte-Rossi, Papyrus de Turin , pl. LXXII and Cern MSS.3.714. Dates attributed: Carter-Gardiner, JEA 4 (1917), 158 already suggested that verso I might refer to the tomb of Ramesses V. Names, Titles: verso II 11 possibly [ sS ] 1r n [ pA 2r ]? So Cern MSS.3.714; cf. Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 371, 9 with note a-a. Verso II 13: 6A-I [ mn ] -nxt according to Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 371, 10; Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 450; name otherwise unknown. 6A-gr ...(?): cf. Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 371, 11 with note a-a; Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 450: 6A-gr- < m > -p.t (?), so Cern MSS.3.714; name otherwise unknown. Scribe's name in verso III 4 unclear; Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 424, 8: 6n ? 1r ( -Sri )? Latter also in Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 455.

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