P. Turin Cat. 2070
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Description: Papyrus, 21.7 x 22.5 cm, consisting of 5 fragments, no sheet join. Black and red ink, recto (H/V) 2 columns: recto I 2 lines, recto II 14 lines; verso (V/H) 2 columns: verso I 9 lin e s, verso II 11 lines. Top recto = top verso. Correction by scribe in recto II 5. Recto palimpsest (see Remarks). Damaged; beginnings of recto II 13, 14 and all lines of verso I lost, ends of recto II 1, 2, 10, 12, verso II 4-8, 10 and 11 lost, gaps in recto II 1, 2, 4, 9-12, verso II 1-3 and 8-10, only traces of recto I 1, 2 and verso I 7-9.
Classification: account - journal - oath : delivery - labour - portion
Keywords: apportioning - fat - gang - hut - inactivity - incense - junior - Necropolis - oath - payment - place - pottery - side (of gang) - temple - tomb (private) - 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: Muszynski, Oriens Antiquus 16 (1977), 183-200 , pls. IX and X (facsimile, transcription, translation, commentary); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 327 and 328, no. 281, pls. 120 and 121 (transcription of recto and verso, translation of verso, commentary); David, Legal Register , 214-217 (transliteration, translation and commentary of verso II); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 405, 472 and 473 (translation of recto and verso II 10 and 11); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 426-428 (transcription)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 2 IV Smw sw 30 (recto II ~4#); rnp.t-sp 2 epagomenal day 1-5 (recto II 5, 6, 7, 8, ~9#); epagomenal days (recto 10, 11); rnp.t-sp 2 I Ax.t sw 1 (recto II [14]); rnp.t-sp 7 III Ax.t sw 9 (verso II 10)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20 (David) , year 7 Ramesses IV (Helck) ; year 2 Ramesses VII and year 7 Ramesses VII (Kitchen, Muszynski) ; year 2 Ramesses IX (Helck)
Contents: Recto: journal recording deliveries, work and inactivity for the last day of IV Smw , the epagomenal days and the first day of I Ax.t . Verso I: account(?); verso II: account of the division of real estate belonging to Nxt-Mnw ; it includes a hut ( a.t ) and parts of a tomb. The beneficiaries take an oath saying that they will not contest the division. Vers o II 10-11: beginning of a text mentioning the Necropolis scribe 1r .
Terminology: ir n (recto II 3); anx n nb anx wDA snb m Dd (verso II 8); wa nb (recto II 3); wnmy (recto II 10); wsf n tA is.t (recto II 4, 9); bAk (recto II 7, 8); bAk m s.t tn (recto II 5, 6); nty n NN (verso II 5, ~7#); nty NN (verso II 6); nty NN r DbA (verso II ~2#); r rdi.t rx=tw s.w.t n NN [...] w pS=w (verso II 1); smHy (recto II 11 - abbr.(?), 12); dmD (recto II 2)
Names/Titles: an. (it of Mr.w.t ; verso II 2); an. (Sri.t of Mr.w.t ; f.; verso II 5); an. (pA od ; recto II 10, 11); As.t (deity; epagomenal day; f.; recto II 8); IaH-ms Nfr.t-ir.y anx wDA snb n Mn-s.t (deity; temple of; f.; verso II ~4#; written IaH Nfr.t-ir.y anx wDA n Mn-s.t ); Imn-Htp (recto II 1); Wsir (deity; epagomenal day; recto II 5); PA-nfr sA Ra-mry (recto II ~12#); Pn-6A-wr.t sA Nxt-Mnw (verso II 6); Pnbwy (verso II 7); Mr.w.t (anx n niw.t ; f.; verso II 2); Nb-nfr sA Imn-m-Ip.t (recto II ~12#); Nb-nxt sA Nxt-Mnw (verso II ~7#); Nb.t-Hw.t (deity; epagomenal day; f.; recto II 9); Nfr-Htp (recto II 2); Nxt-Mnw (verso II ~1#, 3); Ra-1r-Ax.t.y (deity; recto II ~14#); 1r (deity; epagomenal day; recto II 6); 1r (sS n pA 2r ; verso II 10); 4tX (deity; epagomenal day; recto II 7) Incomplete: [...] pA 2r (recto II 13)
Remarks: Description: Muszynski, Oriens Antiquus 16 (1977), 185, mentions an earlier text in black and red ink on the "verso", but he appears to mean "recto".

Record last updated 2010-10-08


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