P. Turin Cat. 1966
Other nos.: P. Turin Pleyte-Rossi pl. 079-082
  
Description: Dark brown papyrus, 39.5 x 72 cm (with fragments 1 and 2), 3 sheet joins, distance between (from right to left) join 1 and 2: 26.9 cm.; between 2 and 3: 25.6 cm. Black and red ink, recto x + 2 columns: recto I 15 lines, recto II 16 lines; characters of recto II 15 and 16 smaller than those of preceding text; remains of signs to the left of recto II 4 and 5. Margins at top and bottom of recto. Fragments 1 and 2 recto bear the beginnings of recto I 5-12; fragments 3-10 recto are the remains of one or more columns to the right of recto I. Verso 5 columns: verso I 19 lines, verso II 20 lines, verso III 5 lines (not including fragments 1-10), verso IV 17 lines, verso V 5 lines; verso IV and V upside down with respect to I-III. Remains of a column (7 lines) between verso I and II. Fragments 1-9 also inscribed on verso; verso of fragment 10 blank. Top recto = top verso I-III = bottom verso IV-V. Damaged; beginnings of recto I 1-4, 13-15, verso II 6 and of all lines of verso I and IV lost; ends of recto II 9, 10, 12-15, verso II 12 and III 1-4 lost; gaps in recto I 3, 8-15, II 3, 5-7, 15, verso I 1-3, 10, II 1-4, 9 and III 1.
Classification: account - protocol : deposition - oath
Keywords: basketry - bread - cakes - copper - dom-palm nuts - fish - fruit - grain - granary - grapes - gum - house - hut - lentils - oath - oil - temple - textile - theft - tomb (private)(?) - vessel - woodwork - ibw - srm.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: J. L RdE 43 (1992), 133-143 (transcription of recto; facsimile and transcription of additional fragments 1-10 recto, translation of recto I 5-12, commentary); G. Maspero, Études égyptiennes I, Paris 1886, 217-230 with plate (facsimile, transcription and translation of recto without additional fragments 1-10, commentary); Pleyte-Rossi, Papyrus de Turin , 118-120 pls. LXXIX-LXXXII (description and facsimile of recto I and II restored incorrectly, commentary); E. Scamuzzi, Egyptian Art in the Egyptian Museum of Turin , New York 1965, pl. LXXXIX (description, photograph of recto without additional fragments 1-10, translation of recto I 15 - II 15, commentary); verso unpublished; see Cern Notebook 16.96; Cern MSS.3.649-651 (transcription of recto II 15 and 16, verso I-III)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 5 IV pr.t sw 30 (recto II 15); [...] sw 10 + x (verso I 2); rnp.t-sp 6 II pr.t (verso I 6); Pn-Imn-Htp anx wDA snb (= III pr.t ; verso I 14); rnp.t-sp 6 I Smw sw 12 (verso II 8; Cern sw 15 or sw 25 also possible); rnp.t-sp 6 I Smw sw 13 (verso II 14); rnp.t-sp 6 II Smw sw 12 + x (verso III ~1#; Cern sw 13, sw 15 or sw 16 also possible)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20 (Pleyte-Rossi); beginning of Dyn. 20 (Maspero, Scamuzzi); see Remarks
Contents: Recto I and II 1-15: literary ("love songs"). Recto II 15 and 16: transfer of copper, regnal year 5. Verso I 1: part of a grain account? Verso I 2-19: deposition by 4nr son of 2nsw about thefts (i.a. from a tomb?) of oil, copper, and other commodities, which were given to various persons. Verso II 1-7: deposition of 1r son of 2ay about thefts from the cellar of Bw-on.tw=f and the chapel of Pn-6A-wr.t son of Nb-nfr , the goods stolen include loaves, cakes, vessels, and a wooden box. Verso II 8-16: interrogation of 1r son of 2ay by a committee of scribes and a policeman. 1r confesses thefts from various persons of loaves, cakes, fruit, srm.t . 1r is brought up by the guardian 2ay but the latter has not informed the Necropolis administrators. Verso II 17-20: thefts from the house of OnnA confessed by Imn-nxt son of 6A . Verso III: oath taken by Wsr-HA.t son of aA-nxt.w with respect to Mna.t-nxt.ti daughter of Niw.t-nxt.ti . Column between verso I and II: account of liquid(s)?
Terminology: ir ink (verso I 5, II ~2#; written i ink r ); r rdi.t rx (recto II 15); hrw pn ir NN anx n nb anx wDA snb m Dd wAH Imn wAH pA HoA anx wDA snb (verso III ~1-2#); hrw pn smtr NN m bAH NN (verso II 8); di.t pA Hmt n Hmw.w-nbw (recto II 15); dmD (column between verso I and II, line 7?) Incomplete: [...] iry im=f (verso I 3?); hrw pn in NN [...] r pA 2r Ds=f in NN (verso II 14-15?); hrw pn [...] r n NN (verso I 2; hrw pn sDm r n NN ?)
Names/Titles: an. ( pAy=i it ; verso I 14); an. ( nA wab.w ; verso I ~1#?); an. ( Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; king; recto II 16); an. ( pA rwD.w ; recto II ~15#(?); see Remarks); an. ( nA Hwty.w n pA 2r ; verso II 16; written Hnty.w ); an. ( Hmw.w-nbw ; recto II 15); an. ( pA HoA anx wDA snb ; king; verso III 2); an. ( Sri.t of 1r sA 1y-nfr ; Hm.t of 4nr sA 2nsw (?); f.; verso I 18); Any-nxt (verso I 9, 19); Imn (deity; verso III 2); Imn-wa (verso I 8); Imn-nxt ( sS ; verso I 16, II ~1#); Imn-nxt sA 6A (verso II 17); Imn-Htp anx wDA snb (deity; verso I 14); Imn-xa ( idn.w ; verso I 3); Wsr-mAa.t-Ra 4tp.n-Ra (house of; verso I ~11#, 16); Wsr-HA.t sA aA-nxt.w (verso III ~1#); BAk-n-Imn sA Nfr-Hr (verso II 11); BAk-n-wrnr (verso II 12); Bw-on.tw=f (verso II 3, 13); PA-sk (verso I 13); Pn-Mn-nfr (verso I ~4#, 5, II ~1#); Pn-6A-wr.t ( AT.w ; verso III ~5#(?); see Remarks); Pn-6A-wr.t sA Nb-nfr (verso II 7); PtH (deity; temple of; verso I 13); Mna.t-nxt.ti sA.t Niw.t-nxt.ti ( anx n niw.t ; f.; verso III ~3#; see Remarks); MnTw-ms ( mDAy or Hr.y-mDAy ; verso II ~9#); Ra-ms ( AT.w ; verso III 5); 1r-Sri ( sS n pA 2r ; verso II 8); 1r sA Pn-6A-wr.t ( sS ; verso II ~9#?); 1r sA 1y-nfr (verso I 8, 18, II 10); 1r sA 2ay (verso II 2, 8, ~14#?); 2ay ( sAw ; verso II 15); 4nr sA 2nsw (verso I 2 ; cf. 4r ); 5ri.t-Ra sA.t 2a (f.; verso II ~18#); OnnA (verso II 17)
Remarks: Dates attributed: commonly assigned to year 6 of Ramesses IV; e.g. Cern Community of Workmen , 156 note 7, 157, 266 note 4; McDowell, Jurisdiction , 230; Davies, Who's Who , 255. Names, Titles: pA rwD.w possible in recto II 15 according to L RdE 43 (1992), 139. Mna.t-nxt.ti sA.t Niw.t-nxt.ti (verso III 3) read by R.J. Demarée. Verso III 5: AT.w Pn- [...]; probably restore Pn- [ 6A-wr.t ]; cf. O. Ashmolean Museum 0181 rev. 2, O. DeM 133 rev. 1, P. Ashmolean Museum 1945.97 recto VI 4-5.

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