P. Turin frgt. alpha
Other nos.: -
Description: Papyrus, 14.5 x 8.5 cm. Black(?) ink, recto (H/V) 2 columns: recto I 2 lines, recto II 10 lines; verso 2 columns: verso (V/H) I 3 lines (with blank space between verso I 1 and 2), verso II (upside down with respect to verso I) 3 lines. Top recto = top verso. Damaged; beginnings of both lines of recto I, of recto II 9, 10, and of all lines of verso I and II lost, ends of recto II 1, 3-10 and verso II 1 lost. Only a trace of verso II 2. Unknown number of lines lost at top and bottom of recto and verso.
Classification: account - list : deficit - delivery - name
Keywords: bread - cakes - copper - death - junior - plants (see Remarks) - temple(?)
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Publication: Unpublished; Cern Notebook 152.1 (transcription).
Dates mentioned: sw 25 (verso I 1)
Dates attributed: earlier Dyn. 20 (Cern
Contents: Recto I: obscure; mention of a temple(?) and priests. Recto II: list of persons, some of whom have died. Verso I: deliveries of wreaths, loaves and cakes. Verso II: remains of an account(?); amount of copper.
Terminology: wDA.t (verso II 2, 2); pA mt n NN (recto II 3, 4, 5, 6); m Dr.t NN (verso I 1)
Names/Titles: an. (pA aDd ; recto II ~7#?); an. (nA wab.w ; recto I 2); aA-nxt.w sA [...] (recto II 3?); Ra-mry (verso I 1); 1nr (f.; recto II 6); Ks sA [...] (recto II 4?) Unclear: Y ... (f.; recto II 5; see Remarks); BAk.y ...(?) (recto II 7, 8); ... -Hb (recto II 2?)
Remarks: Keywords: in verso I 2 read mAH xnd "twined wreath"? See Janssen, Commodity Prices , 139. Hence keyword "plants". Names, Titles: name in recto II 5 read as Ji by Gutgesell, Datierung II, 339.

Record last updated 2004-07-29

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