P. Turin Cat. 2071 + P. Turin Cat. 2091
Other nos.: P. Turin Cat. 2071/140; P. Turin Cat. 2071/224 [140] + X
  
Description: Light brown papyrus, 22.5 x 19 cm, sheet join visible at 5.5 cm from right edge of recto (see Remarks). Black and red ink, recto (H/V) 13 lines, verso (V/H) 12 lines. Additional loose fragments (a) recto 5 lines, verso 4 lines, (b) verso 1 line. Top recto = top verso. Damaged; beginnings of recto 9-12 and verso 1-10 lost, ends of recto 2-13, verso 7 and 9-11 lost, gaps in recto 6-8, verso 6 and 11, only traces of verso 12. Beginnings and ends of all lines on additional fragment (a) lost; beginning of line on fragment (b) verso lost.
Classification: account - journal : delivery - event - labour
Keywords: arrival - gang - inactivity - pottery(?) - side (of gang) - temple - vegetables - wood
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: Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 637-638 (transcription); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 503 and 504 (translation); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 226 and 227, no. 176 (translation recto 1 - verso 1)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 10 IV Smw sw 26-30 (recto ~2#, 3, ~4#, ~7#, ~8#); epagomenal day 1 (recto ~11#); I Ax.t sw 2-7 (verso ~1#, ~2#, ~3#, ~4#, ~5#, ~6#); rnp.t-sp 11 III Smw [...] (frgt. (a) verso ~1#); [...] Smw sw 29 (frgt. (a) verso 3); [...] Smw sw 2 (frgt. (a) verso 4); IV Smw [...] (frgt. (a) verso ~4#)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, year 10 Ramesses IX and year 11 Ramesses IX (Helck, Kitchen, McDowell)
Contents: Journal of IV Smw , epagomenal days, I Ax.t and III Smw (frgt. (a)) of regnal years 10 and 11, recording i.a. inactivity of the gang because of "foreigners" (xAs.t.y.w ) or Meshwesh, the arrival of the attendant BAk-n-MAa.t in order to capture(?) some of the workmen (recto 5-6), deliveries of vegetables, pottery and wood.
Terminology: ii in NN (recto 5); wsf (frgt. (a) verso ~3#, 4); wsf n tA is.t pA 2r r HA.t nA xAs.t.y.w (recto ~2#, ~3#, ~4#, ~7#); wsf n tA is.t m s.t tn (verso 2, 3, 4, 5, 6); wsf n tA is.t r HA.t nA MSwS (verso 1); m hrw pn (verso ~11#?); nty a NN (frgt. (a) recto ~2#); hrw pn iny.t in nA kAr.y.w n pA 2r wnmy (recto ~8#; written hrw n ); Ssp m Dr.t NN (verso ~8#) Incomplete: [...] r HA.t nA xAs.t.y.w (frgt. (a) verso ~2#)
Names/Titles: an. (nA MSwS ; verso 1); an. (nA xAs.t.y.w ; recto ~1#, ~2#, ~3#, ~4#, ~7#, 11, frgt. (a) verso ~2#); an. (nA kAr.y.w n pA 2r ; recto 8); an. (TAty ; verso 7); Imn-Htp (frgt. (b) verso); Itr.w-aA (geo.; recto ~12#?); Wsir (deity; epagomenal day; recto 11); BAk-n-MAa.t (Sms.w ; recto 5, verso ~10#); PA-Bs (sS n pA 2r ; verso ~8#); PA-2r (recto 5(?), 6(?); written PA-r ); Pn-6A-wr.t (recto 10); Mn-mAa.t-Ra (king; temple of; recto ~6#); 1r (sS n pA 2r ; verso ~7#); dmi 4wmn.w (geo.; recto 1)
Remarks: Description: partly based on notes by B.J.J. Haring, Turin, May 1995. Frame mentions number "2071-140 + 2091-224". Additional fragments (a) and (b) not mounted.

Record last updated 2005-06-22


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