P. Turin Cat. 1977
Other nos.: P. Turin Pleyte-Rossi pl. 016
  
Description: Papyrus, ca. 22 x 21.5 cm (see Remarks) Black ink, one side, 10 lines. Damaged; unknown number of lines lost at top.
Classification: letter
Keywords: arrival - death - gang - message - punishment - servant - wages - onb.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: Abd el-Mohsen Bakir, Egyptian Epistolography from the Eighteenth to the Twenty-first Dynasty (Bibliotheque d'Etude 48), Cairo 1970, pls. 26 and XXXIII (transcription, photograph); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 318 and 319 (no. 279) (translation, commentary); McDowell, Jurisdiction , 23 and 227 (translation of lines 1-4 and 8-9, commentary); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 186, no. 143.B (translation of lines 1-4, commentary); Möller, Hieratische Lesestücke III, 7 and 8 (facsimile); Pleyte-Rossi, Papyrus de Turin , 26 and 27, pl. XVI (facsimile, translation, commentary)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 19 (Möller, Pleyte-Rossi)
Contents: Letter to a Necropolis workman(?) about (1) a policeman who has been sentenced to compulsory labour on account of his criminal behaviour; (2) the income of the addressee's sister (a widow) after the death of his mother; (3) a court session about servants and involving the addressee's brother.
Terminology: ix rx=k st (10); hAb (1, 5, 9, 10); Hna Dd r nty (1)
Names/Titles: an. (bAk.w ; 9); an. (mw.t ; f.; 5); an. (sn ; 8; Hr.y-iH.w ; 8); an. (sn.t ; f.; 6; xAr.t ; f.; 6); Imn (deity; 3); PA-Ra (deity; 3); Nxt-4tX (mDAy ; 1, 2)
Remarks: Description: measurements given are those of facsimile in Pleyte-Rossi, Papyrus de Turin , pl. XVI.

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