P. Turin Cat. 1946 + P. Turin Cat. 1949
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Description: Papyrus, 29.5 x 16 cm. (6 fragments joined). Black and red ink; recto (H/V) 2 columns: column I 12+x lines, column II 19 lines; verso (V/H) 2 columns: column I 16 lines, column II 11 lines. Damaged (fragmentary): beginnings of recto I (all lines) and verso I 2-10 lost; ends of recto I x+4, 5, recto II (all lines), verso I 3, 4, 8, 9, 11, 12 and verso II (all lines) lost; only traces of recto I 2, x+3 and verso I 1; gaps in recto I x+11 and verso I 14. Top recto = top verso. See Remarks
Classification: journal : deficit - delivery - event - labour
Keywords: accession - arrival - beer - bread - cakes - dates - firewood - gang - grain - inactivity - king's death - Necropolis - plaster - pottery - side (of gang) - vegetables - working
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: Černý, ZAS 72 (1936), 110-111 (description, transcription and translation of verso I and II 1 and 3); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 335 and 351 (translation verso I 5-16); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions V, 557-558 (transcription of verso I and II 1 and 3); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 880 (addenda to transcription of verso I and II in vol. V); recto unpublished except for a note in Černý Notebook 16.94
Dates mentioned: [...] sw 15+x (recto I x+10); IV Ax.t sw 1-10 (recto II 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15); [...] sw 11-16 (verso I ~5#, ~6#, ~7#, ~8#, ~9#, ~10#); III Smw [...] (verso II x+1, x+3)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, year 32 Ramesses III and year 1 Ramesses IV (Černý, Helck, Kitchen; see Remarks)
Contents: On the recto remains of two columns of a necropolis journal, recording days of inactivity and work, deliveries of supplies, and the taking of Wsx-nmt.t somewhere by policeman Imn-ms . On the verso remains of two columns of a necropolis journal, recording days of inactivity and work, deliveries of supplies and the announcement by chief policeman MnTw-ms of the death of Ramesses III and the accession to the throne by Ramesses IV, resulting in a day of rejoicing by the whole gang of necropolis workers.
Terminology: ii in NN (verso I 11); wsf (recto II 5, 6, 7, 14; verso I 5); bAk (recto I x+10, II 9, ~10#, ~13#; verso I 9); m Dr.t NN (recto I x+6, II 3, 16, 17; verso II x+4); s.t tn (recto II 11, 12, 15; verso I 6, 7, 8, 10); spr (recto II ~6#); smHy (recto II ~2#, 17); Ssp (recto I ~x+12#); Ssp m Dr.t NN (recto I ~x+8#)
Names/Titles: an. ( pA od ; recto II 4, 18); an. ([ n]Ay.w pA 2r ; verso I ~12#); an. ( nA Sad-xt ; recto I x+5); Imn-ms ( mDAy ; recto I x+11); Imn-nxt ( sS ; recto II 8); Wsr-mAa.t-Ra Mry-Imn sA Ra Ra-ms-sw 1oA-Iwn.w anx wDA snb (king; verso I 13); Wsr-mAa.t-Ra 4tp.n-Imn sA Ra Ra-ms-sw Mry-Imn anx wDA snb (king; verso I ~14#); Wsx-nmt.t (recto I x+10); PA-Ra (deity; throne of; verso I 15); Pn-6A-wr.t (recto I x+6, II 3); PtH-ms (recto II 16); MnTw-m-wiA (recto II ~17#); MnTw-ms ( Hr.y mDAy ; verso I x+11); 2a-m-WAs.t ( aA ; recto I x+8). Incomplete: Imn- [...] (verso II x+4); 2a- [...] (recto II 5); [...]- iA (?) (recto I x+6)
Remarks: Description: collated 21.9.1984 and 10.6.1992 by R.J. Demaree. Many fragments still await joining to this main fragment of a necropolis journal. Date attributed: in view of the announcement of the death of the king (also recorded in O. DeM 39 obv. 16).

Record last updated 2005-10-24


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