P. Turin Cat. 1923 + P. Turin Cat. 2073 + P. Turin Cat. 2082 + P. Turin Cat. 2083
Other nos.: P. Turin PN 969
  
Description: Papyrus, 39 x 15.5 cm, sheet join at about 2.5 cm from right edge of recto (visible on original; see Remarks). Recto (H/V) 8 + x lines (blank between recto 8 and 9; see Remarks); recto 1 in black and recto 2ff. in red ink; verso (V/H) 24 lines in black ink (verso 1-10 separated from following lines by a blank of 5.5 cm, end of verso 11 above line proper, verso 23 and 24 short lines near left edge, 4.5 cm beneath verso 22 otherwise blank); top recto = top verso; see Remarks. Damaged; unknown number of lines lost at the beginning of recto and verso, beginnings of recto 1 and 2 lost, ends of recto 1-3 and 5-7 lost, beginnings of verso 11-22 lost, ends of verso 2, 15 and 20 lost, gaps in verso 1, and 16-19.
Classification: account - note : deficit - event
Keywords: arrival - funeral - measuring - Necropolis - temple - term - tomb (royal) - Valley of Queens - village - water - well - work - working - xtm
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, 367 and 368 (transcription); Demichelis, in: Les artistes de Pharaon , 202 and 204, no. 153 (photograph of verso, commentary, bibliography); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 443 and 444 (translation verso); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 63 and 64, no. 35B (translation of recto 2-8, commentary); Ventura, JEA 73 (1987), 150-156 (translation of recto 2-8, commentary); Ventura, JEA 74 (1988), 137-156 (translation of verso, commentary)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 2 II Smw sw 15 (or rnp.t-sp 3 II Smw sw 15 ; recto ~2#); rnp.t-sp 2 II Smw n Nb-mAa.t-Ra anx wDA snb (verso ~11#)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20 (Demichelis), year 2 Ramesses VI (Helck); year 2 Ramesses VI or year 3 Ramesses VI (Kitchen, McDowell)
Contents: Recto: arrival of the chief builder of the House of Amun to make measurements for a well; account of measurements establishing the depth required. After a blank follows the text of a hymn. Verso 1-14: accounts of work at the royal tomb with specifications of the volume of rock that has been cut away; verso 15-24: reference to work(?) in the area (see Remarks), including tombs in the Valley of Queens.
Terminology: ir n (verso 8, 10, 19, 20); iry.t Hr bAk im=s (verso 20); wa nb (verso 3); wDA.t (verso 7, 10; see Remarks); wDA.t=s r mH Y (recto 7); nty Hr sA=f (verso 8); r SAa m rnp.t-sp Y Abd Y (verso ~11#); hrw n ii in NN (recto 2); grH [...] (verso 20); dmD (recto 6, 8, verso 3, 6); dmD bAk.w iry r SAa m (verso 9) Incomplete/unclear: iry.t [...] (verso ~18#? 19); iry.t Hr bAk [...] (verso ~17#); ... m bAk (verso 21?)
Names/Titles: an. ( Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; king; verso 18); an. ( pA Hr.y-od.w n pr Imn ; recto ~2#?); tA In.t (geo.; verso 15); Wsr-mAa.t-Ra Mry-Imn [...] (king; recto ~1#?); Wsr-mAa.t-Ra 4tp.n-Ra anx wDA snb (king; temple of; recto 4); Nb-mAa.t-Ra anx wDA snb (king; verso 11); 1r ([...]; recto 1); tA 4.t Nfr.w (geo.; verso 17)
Remarks: Description: sheet join also visible on left border of verso (Cern Notebook 16.46). Recto 9 ff. hymns (Kitchen); verso 25 lines if "verso 0" as distinguished by Kitchen is included. Contents: Ventura, JEA 74 (1988), 147 read Dba "sealed off" in verso 15 (following Cern Notebook 16.48), but Helck, in: The Intellectual Heritage of Egypt , 275 and 276, reads bAk.w "work". Terminology: wDA.t also in verso 20 and 21 according to Ventura, JEA 74 (1988), 150, note 32, but that seems unlikely.

Record last updated 2007-01-29


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