P. Turin Cat. 1945 + P. Turin Cat. 2073 + P. Turin Cat. 2076 + P. Turin Cat. 2082 + P. Turin Cat. 2083 recto
Other nos.: Giornale 17-B recto; Turin Necropolis Journal, year 17-B recto; Giornale pl. 14-26; P. Turin Cat. 2090; see Remarks
  
Description: Light brown papyrus, height 41 cm, width not specified in available publications. Sheet joins at distances of 20-27 cm in recto I, between recto II and III, in recto III, between recto IV and V(?), in recto V, VI, between recto VII and VIII, and in recto IX. Black and red ink. Recto (H/V) 10 columns: recto I 30 lines (lines 28-30 separate column to the left of 26 and 27), recto II 31 lines (29-31 continue underneath recto III, 29 perhaps also underneath IV), recto III 16 lines (blanks after 5 and 16; three lines numbered a-c form a separate column to the left of recto 2 and 3), recto IV 12 lines (blank after 4), recto V 18 lines, recto VI 13 lines, recto VII 12 lines, recto VIII 11 lines (two lines numbered a and b run over recto VII and VIII), recto IX 23 lines, recto X 6 lines. Verso (V/H) 9 columns: verso I 22 lines (with additional lines a-d to the left of 1 and 2), verso II (A) 25 lines (with separate columns recto II B 1-6 and recto II C 1-8 to the left), verso III 26 lines, verso IV 27 lines (lines 4 and 5 continue over verso V, additional line a runs over these lines but higher than verso IV 1), verso V 60 lines (under verso IV 4 and 5; after verso V 12 four subcolumns: lines 13-25, lines 26-38, lines 39-49 and lines 50-60), verso VI 22 lines (lines 15-22 separate column to the left of 11-14), verso VII three subcolumns (verso VII A 11 lines, verso VII B 31 lines, with lines 15, 17, 19 and 21 to the left of 14, 16, 18 and 20, verso VII C 11 lines to the left of B 22-31), verso VIII 40 lines (lines 13-21 separate column to the left of 23-30, lines 39 and 40 long lines to the left of 37 and 38), verso IX 26 lines (with several sign groups underneath line 26). Verso VIII and IX upside down with respect to I-VII. Traces of a column (numbered VIII bis) to the right of verso VIII and upside down with respect to that column. Top recto = top verso I-VII. Writing in recto III-VI and lines a-b over recto VII-VIII different from that in recto I, II, VII and VIII (see Remarks). Damaged; beginnings of recto I 1-23, 26 and 27, recto III 11-16, recto IV 1-4 and 9-12, recto VI 11 and 12, recto VIII 11, recto IX 14-23, verso I 1-12 and 19-22, verso II C 1-8 verso III 20 and 21, verso IV 14 and 15, verso V 9-15, verso VI 5-10, verso VII A 1-4, verso VII B 1, verso VIII 22-38 and 40, verso IX 14 lost. Ends of recto II 15, 17, 25, 30 and 31, recto III 1, 9, 10, 11, 13, 16, a and c, recto IV 6-10 and 12, recto V 12, recto VI 9-13, recto IX 14-23, verso II A 20-24, verso III 11, 12 and 15-26, verso IV 12, verso V 50-60, verso VI 1-6 and 15-22, verso VII B 4, 8, 9 and 17, verso VII C 1, 8, 10 and 11, verso VIII 9-11, verso IX 1, 6, 7, 9, 10 and 16 lost. Gaps in recto II 29-31, recto III 1, 6-10, recto IV 2, 4 and 5, recto V 12-15, recto VII 8-11, recto IX 2, 3, 8 and 11, verso I 8 and 9, verso II A 1, 5-7, 13 and 14, verso II C 5, verso III 10, 13 and 14, verso IV 5, 6, 13, 16, 17 and 24-27, verso V 9-12 and 26-28, verso VI 7 and 8, verso VII B 2, 3, 6, 7 and 10-14, verso VIII 1-5, 7, 22 and 39, verso IX 1, 9, 11 and 14-20. Only a few signs or traces remain of recto VII 12, recto IX 12 and 13, recto X 1-6, verso I 13-18, verso II A 15-19 and 25, verso V 20-25, 29-38, verso VI 11-14, verso VII A 5-11, verso VII 16, 18, 20 and 22-31, and verso VIII bis. Unknown number of lines lost in the lower parts of recto IV, VIII, IX, X and verso I-VII.
Classification: account - deposition - journal : deficit - delivery - event - labour
Keywords: arrival - beer - boat - bread - bronze - cakes - complaint - copper - door - fish - gang - garden - gold - grain - grain rations - granary - hut - inactivity - inspecting work - inspection - message - metalwork - Necropolis - oil - Place of Pharaoh - pottery - river-bank - seal - servant - side (of gang) - silver - stone-work - storehouse - temple - textile - theft - tomb (royal) - Valley of Kings - Valley of Queens - vessel - wages - firewood - woodwork - smd.t - oni.w
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: Botti-Peet, Il giornale della necropoli di Tebe , 15-18 and 22-27, pls. b and 14-26 (description, photographs, transcription, translation, commentary); Burkard, in: Honi soit qui mal y pense , 25-37 (transcription, transliteration, translation and commentary of recto I 1-5); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 523-529 (translation); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 570-581 (transcription); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 198, no 151 A (translation and commentary of recto VIII 2-11)
Dates mentioned: II pr.t (recto I 6, 7, 13); sw 6-14 (recto I [1], ~6#, ~8#, [9], 10, [11], [12], [13], 14, see Remarks); rnp.t-sp 17 II pr.t sw 15-30 (recto I ~15#, ~16#, ~17#, ~18#, ~19#, ~20#, ~21#, ~26#, ~27#, ~28#, recto II 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8); rnp.t-sp 17 III pr.t sw 1-5 (recto II 9, 10, ~11#, ~13#, ~14#); rnp.t-sp 17 III pr.t sw 7-14 (recto II 19, 20, 21, ~22#, 23, 24, 25, 26); rnp.t-sp 17 II [...] sw 3 (recto III a); rnp.t-sp 17 [...] sw 15 (recto III 9); rnp.t-sp 17 II pr.t sw 25 (recto V 18); rnp.t-sp 17 II pr.t [...] (recto VI 13); rnp.t-sp 17 III pr.t sw 15-21 (recto VII 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, recto VIII 1, 2); rnp.t-sp 17 III pr.t sw 23 (recto IX 6)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, year 17 Ramesses IX (Botti-Peet, Burkard, Helck, Kitchen)
Contents: Necropolis journal of regnal year 17, months II and III pr.t , recording inactivity of the gang for all days, deliveries of fish and pottery, and including some more specific information: inspection of "The Place of Pharaoh" by the Necropolis administrators (recto I 1-5), delay of the grain rations of month II of pr.t (recto I 6, 7, 13, 14), locking up eight workmen in a storehouse of the temple of Ramesses III (recto I 21-25), the gang going to Thebes and receiving bread (recto II 27-31), its going up to the Valley of Kings, followed by a delivery (recto VII 6-12), an inspection of a tomb in the Valley of Queens by the vizier and a royal butler, with the gang present (recto VIII 3-11), going up to the Valley of Kings where the gang complains about the wages due and is found justified in its complaints by the vizier, the high priest and a butler (recto IX 6-12). The journal is interrupted by depositions made by the workmen Pn-6A-wr.t , Imn-Htp , PA-sn , 1r and PA-on (referred to as "thieves") about goods stolen, and accounts of the retrieval of these goods (recto III-VI). See Remarks.
Terminology: iw (to the right of recto III 12, 13, 14, 15, V 4, 10, 14, 16, 18, VI 2, 4, 5, 8); iw m rnp.t-sp Y Abd Y sw Y (recto III ~9#, V 18); iny.t m hrw pn (recto VII ~9#); ir n (recto I 6, 16, III 6, V 3, 6, 13); wnmy m Dr.t NN (recto III b); wsf n tA is.t (recto I 1, 6, 11, 12, 14, II 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, VII 1, 2, 3, 4, 5); wsf n tA is.t pA 2r (recto I 8 - written wsf n is.t pA 2r , 9, 10, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, VIII 1, 2); wDA.t (recto IV 3, 4, 12); wDA.t=f (recto V 18, VI ~12#?); pA Ssp r n NN (recto III 1, ~10#, IV ~5#, V 1, ~12#, VI 1); mn (recto V 3); hrw pn ii in nA wHa.w (recto III ~a#); hrw pn m Dr.t NN (recto I ~29#, II ~17#); hrw pn Tsy r 4x.t aA.t in NN r Ssp sHn (recto IX 6); hrw pn Tsy r 4x.t aA.t in tA is.t (recto VII 6-7); smi (recto II 31, IX 8); smHy (recto III c); Ssp wnmy m Dr.t NN (recto I 28); Ssp m Dr.t NN (recto II 12, ~15#); grH n in nA xt (recto I 16); Tsy r 6A 4.t Nfr.w (recto VIII 3); dmD (recto III 16, V 18); dmD pAy=sn di.w n Abd Y (recto I 7); dmD m Dr.t NN (recto IV 4); dmD Hmt (recto IV 4, V 11, 18, VII a?); dmD wnmy smHy (recto II 18); dny.t (recto IX 4)
Names/Titles: an. ( AT.w 2 n Imn.t.t Niw.t ; recto I 25); an. ( pA 8 iTA ; recto VIII 8); an. ( pA aA n is.t 2; recto IX 4); an. ( pA wbA ; recto II 29, VIII 3, IX 1, 4); an. ( wbA im.y-r pr-HD n Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; recto IX 1, 10; cf. Ns-Imn ); an. ( nA wHa.w ; recto III ~a#); an. ( Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; king; recto I 1 - place of, 3 - place of, 4 - great place of, 14, IX 8 - tomb of, 9); an. ( nAy=w rwD.w.w ; recto I 23); an. ( nA rwD.w.w n pA 2r ; recto I 1); an. ( rmT sAw ; recto I 10, 17, ~22#, pA 8 rmT sAw ; recto I 25); an. ( pA 8 rmT ; recto I ~17#, 22-[23], ~30#); an. ( nA rmT-is.t pA 2r ; recto IX 10-11); an. ( pA HA.t.y-a n Imn.t.t Niw.t ; recto I ~25#); an. ( Hwty.w of gang; recto VII 7, VIII 5); an. ( nA Hwty.w n pA 2r ; recto I 22); an. ( pA Hm-nTr tp.y n <...>; recto I 21; Hm-nTr tp.y n <...>; recto IV 4; both for Hm-nTr tp.y n Imn (?); pA Hm-nTr tp.y ; recto IX 6, 10; Hm-nTr tp.y ; recto IX 14); an. ( Hm.w.t of pA 8 rmT ; f.; recto I 30); an. ( pA Hr.y-sS-od.w ; recto IX 3); an. ( smd.t ; recto I ~15#, ~18#); an. ( nA smd.t-bnr ; recto I 11, 12); an. ( nA smd.t pA 2r smHy ; recto I 8); an. ( nA sr.w ; recto VII 8, IX 23); an. ( sS n pA 2r ; recto II 31; pA sS n pA 2r ; recto IX 4); an. ( pA sS 2 n pA 2r ; recto I 11, ~15#, 18); an. ( pA sS 2 n pA 2r n bnr ; recto I 18); an. ( pA sS n Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; recto IX 7); an. ( pA sS-spA.t ; recto I 25); an. ( TAty ; recto I 13, II 31, IX 6, 10); As.t anx wDA snb ( mw.t-nswt Hm.t-nswt ; f.; queen; recto VIII 6); iAT n 1apy-aA (geo.; recto I 5? see Remarks); Iw=f-n-Imn ( Hr.y-wsx n [...]; recto III 7); Iwn.w-n-MnTw (geo.; recto I 12); Imn (deity; temple granary of; recto V 17); Imn Bw-on.tw=f (deity; oni.w of; recto IV 2(?); see Remarks); Imn-nxt sA 1Ay ( idn.w ; recto I 2); Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w (deity; wbA of; recto I ~21#); Imn-Htp anx wDA snb pA nTr aA (deity; garden of, recto I 4-~5#?); Imn-Htp sA Pn-6A-wr.t ( iTA ; recto III ~10#); Imn.t.t Niw.t (geo.; recto VII a); tA In.t rsy (geo.; recto I 5); aHAw.t.y ( wAH-mw ; recto V ~14#(?); see Remarks); aHAw.t.y ( od ; recto II 2); aDd-nDm sA Kr ( rmT-is.t ; recto VI 8); Wsir nswt Wsr-mAa.t-Ra Mry-Imn anx wDA snb pA nTr aA (king; temple of; recto I 24); BAk-wrnr ( wa.w tA iwa.y.t KS ; recto V 7, VI ~11#); PA-Ab.w-nxt ( Tb.w ; recto V 10); PA-wr ( sS n pA pr n Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; recto III ~14#; see Remarks); PA-wr-aA ( Hr.y-mDAy HA.t.y-a ; recto I 3); PA-wxd ( wHa ; recto I 29, II 15, III ~c#); PA-nb-an ( Swy.t.y ; recto V 2, ~13#); PA-nfr ( rmT-is.t ; recto VI 2); PA-nfr ( Hmw.w n pr 8wA.t-nTr anx wDA snb n Imn ; recto III ~8#; see Remarks); PA-Ra-Htp ( rmT-is.t ; recto V 4); PA-2r ([...] n tA Hw.t Nb-mAa.t-Ra [...]; recto III 13; see Remarks); PA-2r sA Pn-6A-wr.t (recto IV ~5#); PA-srpt ( sxt.y pr Imn ; recto VI 6 - written PA-spt ); PA-sn sA Imn-wa ( iTA ; recto V 1); PA-sn sA PA-Hm-nTr (recto VI 3 ; see Remarks); PA-on sA Imn-wa ( iTA ; recto VI 1; see Remarks); PA-TAw-m-di-2nsw ( Sms.w ; recto VII b); Pn-6A-wr.t ( wHa ; recto I 29, II 15, III ~c#); Pn-6A-wr.t sA Imn-nxt ( iTA ; recto III ~1#; see Remarks); Pn-6A-wr.t sA 2nsw ( sS n pA aA-pr n tA Hw.t ; recto VI 5); Pn-tA-Hw.t-nxt ( wAH-mw ; recto V 18); MAa.t (deity; f.; recto I 10 - granary of, 17 - temple of); MH=f-pA-nbi (recto IV ~2#); Niw.t (geo.; recto I 10, 17, II 26, VI 7); Nb-mAa.t-Ra (king; temple of; recto III ~13#); Nxw-m-Mw.t ( aA n is.t ; recto IX ~2#); Ns-Imn ( wbA-nswt im.y-r pr-HD ; recto IX 7); Ns-Imn ( nf.w n pA Hm-nTr In-Hr ; recto VI ~9#; see Remarks); nswt Wsr-mAa.t-Ra Mry-Imn (king; staff/foundation of; recto VII 9-~11#, IX 21?); nswt Wsr-mAa.t-Ra 4tp.n-Ra anx wDA snb (king; staff/foundation of; recto IX 18); Ra-mry ( sS n pA Hm-nTr tp.y n Imn ; recto III ~6#; see Remarks); 1r ( sm ; recto IX 15); 1r ( sS n pA 2r ; recto I 8); 1r ( sS n tmA ; recto II 29); 1r sA Imn-wa ( iTA ; recto V ~12#); 1r-ms ( rtH.t.y n tA Hw.t ; recto III ~15#); 1r-xa ( Hr.y-Sms.w.w ; recto VII b); 1r-xa ( Sms.w n TAty ; recto II 28); 2a-m-WAs.t ( TAty ; recto I 21; im.y-r Niw.t TAty ; recto VIII 4); 2a-m-HD.t ( sS ; recto I 2); 2nsw-m-Hb ( wab n tA Hw.t nswt ...; recto VI 4; see Remarks); 4.t Nfr.w (geo.; recto III ~1#(?), VIII 3); 4n-nDm ( rmT-is.t ; recto III 12); 4x.t aA.t (geo.; recto VII 6, IX 6); 4tX-ms ( wHa ; recto II ~16# ; see Remarks); 5d-sw-2nsw ( sS n nA mr.t pr Imn ; recto III ~16#; see Remarks); OAy-Dr.t ( wHa ; recto II 12); OAy-Dr.t ( sAw ; recto I 2); On-Hr-xpS=f ( wHa ; recto I 28, II 17 - no title, recto III ~b#); Ony-mni.w ( sxt.y ; recto V ~3#, sxt.y n tA Hw.t ; VI 7); 6A-my.t ( anx n niw.t ; Hbs.t of rxt.y ; f.; recto V 9); 6A-rr.t ( anx n niw.t ; f.; recto V 3); 6A-Hnw.t-pA-TAw ( anx n niw.t n Imn.t.t Niw.t ; f.; recto V 16; see Remarks); 6A-sn.t ( anx n niw.t ; Hbs.t of PA-sn ; f.; recto V 6); 6A-kt ( Hm.t Dt pr Imn (?); f.; recto V 5, VI ~10#; both for 6A-kAr.t ? see Remarks); 6n.t-pA-wbA ( anx n niw.t ; f.; recto V 17) Incomplete/unclear: Ms Pn -<...> (recto IV 1; for Ms sA Pn-6A-wr.t ; see Remarks); [...] anx wDA snb pA nTr aA (king; recto IX 16); [...] ( wa.w-is.t ; recto IV 4); [...] ( rxt.y ; recto V 15; see Remarks); [...] ( Swy.t.y ; recto IV 7(?), 8(?))
Remarks: Belonging to Giornale 17-A; order: 17-A recto, 17-B recto, 17-B verso, 17-A verso; see Botti-Peet, Il giornale della necropoli di Tebe , pl. b. Numbers : Cern MSS.3.623-6 mention "P. Turin Cat. 2082 + 2090(?)" for what is recto III-VI of the present document, but Cat. 2090 is not mentioned by Botti-Peet, Il giornale della necropoli di Tebe , 15-18 and pl. b. Description: Botti and Peet, ( Il giornale della necropoli di Tebe , 9, 15, 16, 28, 29) distinguish two scribes who wrote the Necropolis Journal of years 13 and 17: hand A ("mano A") wrote Giornale 13, 17-A recto, 17-A verso I, 17-B recto I, II, VII and VIII and 17-B verso ; hand B ("mano B") wrote Giornale 17-A verso II-VI and 17-B recto III-VI as well as lines a-b over 17-B recto VII-VIII. Dates mentioned: dates in recto I 1-14 reconstructed by Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 523 and 524. Contents: most of the thieves' names in recto III-VI are also mentioned in Giornale 17-A recto V 8-11, P. BM EA 10068 recto I-III and P. BM EA 10053 recto (see Peet, Tomb-robberies , 72-111, pls. IX-XIX). Names, Titles: for iAT n 1apy-aA (recto I 5?), cf. pA iw n 1apy-aA (verso II A 1). 4tX-ms ( wHa ; recto II ~16# ) reconstructed by Botti-Peet, Il giornale della necropoli di Tebe , 62. Reconstruction of names and titles in recto III 1, 6, 8, 14, 15, 16, recto IV 1, recto V 14 and 15 based on Giornale 17-A recto V 8, 11, P. BM EA 10068 recto II 1, 15 and P. BM EA 10053 recto I 16, 17, recto II 1, recto IV 1, 2, 3, 9, recto VI 1 (see Peet, Tomb-robberies , pls. IX, XVII, XVIII and XIX). PA-2r (recto III 13) was wab -priest and coppersmith according to P. BM EA 10053 recto III 19 (Peet, Tomb-robberies , pl. XVII). For Imn Bw-on.tw=f (recto IV 2?) cf. P. BM EA 10053 recto IV 10; see Peet, Tomb-robberies , 110 (note 12) and pl. XVIII. For 6A-kt (recto V 5 and recto VI 10) cf. 6A-kAr.t (?) in P. BM EA 10053 recto V 9 (Peet, Tomb-robberies , pl. XVIII). The name of the laundryman in recto V 15 is mentioned in P. BM EA 10053 recto VI 2, but its reading is uncertain: 3nm-bA.w or 7Aw-bA.w ? See Peet, Tomb-robberies , pl. XIX. For anx n niw.t n Imn.t.t Niw.t (recto V 16) see P. BM EA 10053 recto VI 3 (Peet, Tomb-robberies , pl. XIX). PA-on (recto VI 1) appears as PA-an-on in Giornale 17-A recto V 9 and as an-onnA in P. BM EA 10068 recto III 1 (Peet, Tomb-robberies , pl. X). For PA-sn sA PA-Hm-nTr (recto VI 3 ) see P. BM EA 10053 recto VI 15 (Peet, Tomb-robberies , pl. XIX). 2nsw-m-Hb etc. (recto VI 4): the first sign(s) of the royal name (Botti-Peet: Ra and nb ) is perhaps rather xpr ; cf. P. BM EA 10053 recto VI 16, where the name is aA-xpr-kA-Ra , i.e. Thutmose I (Peet, Tomb-robberies , pl. XIX). Ns-Imn etc. (recto VI ~9#): for the title Hm-nTr In-Hr see P. BM EA 10053 recto VII 3 (Peet, Tomb-robberies , pl. XIX).

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