P. Turin Cat. 1981
Other nos.: P. Turin Pleyte-Rossi pl. 112-113
Description: Sheet of dark brown papyrus, 30.5 x 15 cm. Inscribed on both sides in black ink. On recto (H/V) 10 lines and on verso (V/H) 5 lines with large blank space between verso 4 and 5. Broken off at left edge of recto: ends of all lines missing and as a result of gaps in the papyrus text slightly damaged in recto lines 1, 5, 7-9 and verso lines 1-4. Damaged. Sheet join visible across recto line 6. Top recto = bottom verso.
Classification: letter
Keywords: message - 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: Abd el-Mohsen Bakir, Egyptian Epistolography from the Eighteenth to the Twenty-first Dynasty (Bibliotheque d'Etude 48), Cairo 1970, pl. 27 and XXXIV, XXXV (transcription and photographs; see Remarks); Pleyte-Rossi, Papyrus de Turin , 142 and 143, pls. CXII, CXIII (commentary, description and facsimile); Wente, Letters , 136 no. 165 (translation)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20 (Wente)
Contents: An incomplete letter from three members of the gang to the captains of the necropolis concerning an undisclosed affair communicated to the vizier.
Terminology: nfr snb=k (verso 4); Hna Dd (recto 5, 6)
Names/Titles: an. (3 waw.w n is.t ; recto 2); an. (Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; king; recto 4; pAy=tn nb ; recto 6; pAy=n nb nfr; recto ~7#); an. (nA nTr.w n Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; deity; recto 4); an. (nAy pA dmi ; recto 5); an. (rmT nb ; recto 3); an. (nA Hwty.w n pA 2r ; recto 1; verso 5 (address)); an. (TAty ; recto 8; pAy-n nb anx wDA snb (?); recto ~9-10#)
Remarks: Publication: collated with Černý's transcription in MSS 3.566 by R.J. Demaree, 9 May 1990. In recto 5 read nAy pA dmi instead of nAy=n pA dmi and in verso 3 instead of Bakir's bAk read am .

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