P. Turin Cat. 1900 + P. Turin Cat. 2048 + P. Turin Cat. 2088 + P. Turin Cat. 2093 + P. Turin Cat. 2097 + P. Turin Cat. 2101
Other nos.: P. Turin Cat. 2097/274
  
Description: Dark brown papyrus, four fragments with gaps between, from right to left (recto): Cat. 1900 (height 21.5 cm, sheet join in recto II), Cat. 2101, Cat. 2097, Cat. 2084 + 2088 + 2093 (height 41 ,7 cm). Black and red ink (red barely visible). Recto (H/V) 4 columns: recto I 2 lines, recto II 12 lines, recto III 24 lines, recto IV 15 lines (12-14 partly beneath recto III). Verso (V/H) 3 columns: verso I 20 lines, verso II 12 lines, verso III 10 lines. Top recto = top verso. Recto II 4-12 in larger characters than rest of text on recto (see Remarks). Palimpsest. Damaged; beginnings of recto I 1, 2, recto III 11-24, of all lines of verso I and of verso II 11 lost; ends of recto II 1, 10, 11, recto III 2-4, 7-9, 13, 14, verso I 8, 10-13, 15-19 and of all lines of verso III lost; gaps in recto II 5-11, recto III 2-4, 9-12, verso I 1, 2, 6, 7, 14-17, 19, 20 and in all lines of verso II. Only traces of recto II 12 and verso II 12. See Remarks.
Classification: account - memorandum - note - testimony(?) : delivery - event - expense - labour - name - portion
Keywords: apportioning - bread - commissioning - firewood - fish - grain rations - junior - hut - myrrh - oil - plaster - pottery - rags - side (of gang) - statue - stone-work - temple - theft - tomb (royal) - treasury - Valley of Kings - wages - working - smd.t
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, 619-624 and 684 (transcription recto, verso I, part of verso II); J.R. Harris, Lexicographical Studies in Ancient Egyptian Minerals (Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, Institut für Orientforschung. Veröffentlichung Nr. 54), Berlin 1961, 124, 231, and [266] (transcription of recto II, commentary); Helck, CdE 59 (1984), 242-247 (translation of recto I-III, commentary); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 477, 495, 496, and 540 (translation of text as published by Kitchen); see Remarks
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 3 + x [...] sw 25 (recto II 2); rnp.t-sp 2 + x [...] sw 26 (recto II 3); rnp.t-sp 9 IV Ax.t sw 12 (recto II 4); rnp.t-sp 9 (recto II 11); rnp.t-sp 4 IV [...] (recto III ~2#); [...] IV pr.t sw 21 (recto III ~3#); rnp.t-sp 4 IV pr.t sw 30 (recto III 4); rnp.t-sp 4 I Smw sw [...] (recto III ~5#, ~6#); rnp.t-sp 4 I Smw sw 13 (recto III 7); rnp.t-sp 4 I Smw sw 15 (recto III ~8#; or rnp.t-sp 4 I Smw sw 25?); rnp.t-sp 4 I Ax.t [...] (recto III ~9#); rnp.t-sp 4 I Ax.t sw 6 (recto III 11); [...] IV Smw sw 2 (recto III ~18#?); [...] IV Smw sw 14 (recto III ~19#?); epagomenal day 1 (recto III ~20#); rnp.t-sp 4 I Ax.t sw 16 (recto III 22); IV Ax.t [...] (recto IV ~11#); rnp.t-sp 1 III Smw sw 10 (recto IV 12); rnp.t-sp 9 III Ax.t sw 12 (verso I 12); rnp.t-sp 9 II Ax.t sw 10 (verso II 1); II Ax.t sw 13 (verso II 2); II Ax.t sw 15 (verso II 3); II Ax.t sw 17-19 (verso II 5, 6, 7); III Ax.t sw 2 (verso II 8); III Ax.t sw 15 (verso II 9); III Ax.t [...] (verso II 10)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, year 4 Ramesses IX (Kitchen), year 5 Ramesses IX (Helck, Kitchen), year 9 Ramesses IX (Helck, Kitchen), year 1 Ramesses X (Helck, Kitchen); see Remarks
Contents: Recto I, II 1-3 and III: deliveries of myrrh and jasper (including parts of statues) from various temples, priests and officials, as well as from the land of Kush and the House of Pharaoh. The quantities of jasper are entered into the "northern treasury" of the House of Amun. Recto II 4-12: memorandum from(?) the Necropolis administrators before the high priest of Amun about work on the royal tomb, regnal year 9, IV Ax.t (continuation of the text on verso?) . Recto IV 1-11: fragmentary Necropolis accounts and notes(?), i.a. about oil and rags for lamps, IV Ax.t . Recto IV 12-15: note about the inspection of a place in the Valley of Kings opened by thieves(?) in a regnal year 1. Verso: commissioning Necropolis workmen, distribution of grain and loaves, deliveries of firewood, plaster, pottery and fish, regnal year 9.
Terminology: iw m Dr.t NN (verso II 5, 8, 9); iw m Dr.t NN smHy (verso II ~1#); iw m Dr.t=f (verso II 2(?), 2(?); see Remarks); in.n NN (recto II 2, 3, recto III 5, 6, 8, 17, 18); iny.t pA pr n Pr-aA anx wDA snb (recto III 22); iny.t pA tA n KS m wn m pr-HD mH.t.y n pr Imn (recto III 19, 20 - ditto, 21; written (n ) wn m pr-HD mH.t.y n pr Imn ); iny.t m Niw.t m Dr.t NN (verso I ~19#?); iny.t m tA Hw.t nswt NN (recto III 3, 4 - ditto, 7); iny.t NN (recto III 9); ir n (recto III 2, 3, 4, 7, recto IV 1, verso I 14, 14, 16, 20); a n NN (recto III 14?); wa nb (verso I 14, 16, 19); wnmy (verso II 7); bAk (verso I 11, 17); pA wrS NN (verso II 8 - unpublished continuation); pS in NN (verso II 9 - unpublished continuation); mtr.w (verso I ~1#(?); or smtr ?); r nty (recto II 6); hrw pn (verso II 11 - unpublished continuation); hrw pn m Dr.t=f (verso II 3; written hrw n m Dr.t=f ); hrw n Sm (recto IV 12); xnm.t iny.t r kA.t (recto III 1); sao r pr-HD mH.t.y n pr Imn m rnp.t-sp Y Abd Y sw Y (recto III ~11#); smi (verso I 13); smHy m Dr.t=f (verso II 4, 4(?); see Remarks); tp n sHn (verso I 9); dmD (recto III 4, 8, 10, 18, 18); dmD hAw nb (verso I 15; written dmD hrw nb ); ditto (recto III 4, Incomplete: iw [...] (verso II 3); iny.t [...] (recto III 2); [...] m Dr.t NN (verso I 16); sxA.w n [...] m bAH NN (recto II 4-5)
Names/Titles: an. ( nAy=w it.w ; verso I 3); an. ( nA it.w nfr.w n Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; kings; recto II 10-11?); an. ( iTA.w ; recto IV ~13# ? ); an. ( aDd.w ; verso I 13); an. ( Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; king; recto II 8, recto III 22, verso I 6, 13); an. ( Pr-aA anx wDA snb pAy=k nb anx wDA snb nfr ; king; recto II ~6#, ~11#(?), recto IV ~7#(?)); an. ( nb=w ; recto II 6); an. ( rmT 2; verso II 10 - unpublished continuation); an. ( pA 3 Hwty.w n pA 2r ; recto II ~5#; pA [...] Hwty.w ; recto IV ~13#?); an. ( pA Hm-nTr tp.y n Imn ; recto II 2, recto III 16); an. ( pA Hm-nTr tp.y n Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w ; recto II 4-5); an. ( Hr.y s 4; verso I 19); an. ( pA sAw ; recto IV ~14#?); an. ( smd.t-bnr ; verso I ~15#?); an. ( sS-od s 2; verso I 11); an. ( pA od ; verso I 7); an. ( kAr.y s 10; verso I 16); an. ( TAy-mDA.t s 2; verso I 11); As.t-nfr.t ( dwA.t n Imn ; f.; queen; recto II 3); Imn (deity; temple of; recto III ~11#, 16, 19, 20, 21); Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w (deity; verso I ~8#); Imn.t.t WAs.t (geo.; recto I 1, 2 , recto III ~2#, ~3#, ~7#(?) ) ; Wsir (deity; epagomenal day; recto III 20); Inpw-nxt (verso I 18); Wsr-mAa.t-Ra-nxt ( Hm-nTr 3. nw n Imn ; recto III 5, 18 - only title); PA-2r ( sAw ; recto III ~9#, verso I 13); Pn-PA-Ra ( it-nTr n Imn ; recto III 8); Pn-6A-wr.t ( wHa ; verso II ~9#); Mn-xpr-Ra anx wDA snb (king; temple of; recto III 2, 7; see Remarks); Niw.t (geo.; recto IV 14, verso I 19, verso II 10 - unpublished continuation); Nb-mAa.t-Ra anx wDA snb (king; temple of; recto I 2(?), recto III 3); Nb-mAa.t-Ra-nxt ( im.y-r iH.w n pr Imn ; recto III 6; see Remarks); Rx-pH.t.y=f (verso II 3); 1r ( sS n pA 2r ; verso II 1, 5, 8); 1r sA Imn-nxt ( sS ; verso I ~16#); 1r sA PA-mdw-Sps ([...] n TAty ; verso I 11); 1r-ms ( aA n is.t ; verso II 9 - unpublished continuation ; written aA-is.t ); 2a-m-HD.t ( sS ; recto III 14 (?) - no title, recto III 15(?), verso II ~10#?); 2nsw-ms (verso I 17); 4x.t aA.t (geo.; recto IV ~12#); 4d (verso I 17); Ony-3nmw (verso I 18); KA-nxt (verso II 8 - unpublished continuation); KS (geo.; recto III 19, 21); 6t.y (verso I 18) Incomplete/unclear: an. ( pA sS [...]; recto IV 15?); an. ( pA wbA [...]; verso I ~8#?); [...] A (verso I 19: aHA ?); Wsr ... (recto III 13; see Remarks); PA- [...] (verso I 18); [...] n tA s.t nA Sa.w.t [...] Wsr [...] (verso I 2; see Remarks); 5ri ... (verso I 17; see Remarks)
Remarks: Description: partly based on observations B. Haring in Turin, April 1995. Cern (Notebook 15.1) noted with regard to recto II 4: "da qui pi grande scrittura". Publication: data from unpublished parts (verso II and III) based on transcription R.J. Demarée. Dates attributed: on the attribution of regnal year 4 on the recto to Ramesses IX see Helck, CdE 59 (1984), 244 and 245; cf. Haring, Divine Households , 274, note 4 . Terminology: read m Dr.t=f instead of m Dr.t (i.e. meat sign is actually =f ) in verso II 2 and 4? Names, Titles: royal name in recto III 2 and 7 appears to be that of Thutmose III, but reference is made to Thutmos e IV according to Helck, CdE 59 (1984), 242; cf. Haring, Divine Households , 274, note 5 . For the cattle overseer Nb-mAa.t-Ra-nxt (recto III 6) see Fischer-Elfert, GM 119 (1990), 14 and 15. Recto III 13 Wsr- ( mAa.t-Ra-nxt ) according to Helck, CdE 59 (1984), 243 . Verso I 2: "[Schreiber] des Schreibbüros Pharaos [...-] wsr " ( Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 495 ). Verso I 17: 5riw.t according to Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 496 .

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