P. Turin Cat. 1928 + P. Turin Cat. 1963 + P. Turin Cat. 2051
Other nos.: -
Description: Orange-brown p apyrus, 30.2 x 21.5 cm , horizontal sheet join at 4 cm beneath top of recto. Black ink, recto (V/H) 13 lines, verso (H/V) 13 lines; top recto = bottom verso. Damaged; beginnings of recto 7-13, verso 3, 11 and 13, and ends of verso 2, 12 and 13 lost; gaps in recto 11 and verso 3 and 11. Unknown number of lines lost at top recto and bottom verso.
Classification: letter
Keywords: Necropolis - passing (guard posts)(?) - punishment - requirement - sleeping - temple - village
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Publication: Unpublished; see Remarks.
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: -
Contents: Letter by an unknown individual (the vizier?) to a group of persons (Necropolis administrators?) about a report he is going to make to the king. The writer reminds the addressees of the punishments inflicted upon them under earlier kings, and mentions the addressees' passing of the "walls (sbty ) of copper" made by Pharaoh, and their arrival at the temples of Horemheb and Ramesses II.
Terminology: smi (recto 1)
Names/Titles: an. (nAy=Tn it.w ; verso 2, ~12#); an. (Pr-aA anx wDA snb pAy=i nb anx wDA snb ; king; recto 1-2, 3, verso 6-7); Wsr-mAa.t-Ra 4tp.n-Ra anx wDA snb (king; temple of; verso ~8#-9); Mn-nfr (geo.; recto 7?); nswt Wsr-mAa.t-Ra 4tp.n-Ra anx wDA snb pA nTr aA (recto 13-verso 1); nswt Nb-mAa.t-Ra anx wDA snb (king; recto 9); nswt 1r-m-Hb anx wDA snb (king; recto 12); 1r-m-Hb anx wDA snb (king; temple of; verso 8); 4tX aA pH.t.y (deity; recto 5 - written 4wtx ); Km.t (geo.; verso 4, 7); pA 9w-wbn (geo.; verso ~3#)
Remarks: Publication: data here from photographs and transcriptions of R.J. Demarée (made December 1991/January 1992).

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