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Cat.2121

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General description

Administrative papyrus

Cat. 2121 is a contract for the donation of 10 aruras of land (about 27.000 m²) by a woman called ruru, together with her brothers, to pay for the cult offerings of their (presumably by then deceased) father Padiusir. The family made this donation to a choachyte (a person who took care of the mortuary service) as compensation for bringing offerings to the deceased Padiusir on a regular basis. The fields now donated were in the family for many years, this papyrus is one from a group of four texts that have survived. The other papyri mentioning this family and plot of land are Cat. 2118, 2119, and 2120.

Epoch

Late Period (765-332 BC)

Dynasty

Dynasty 26 (664-526 BC)

Pharaoh

Psammetichus I (Wahibre)

Provenance

Thebes

Acquisition: Drovetti, Bernardino

Acquisition Date: 1824

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Translation

Cat. 2121

(l.1) Regnal year 47, month 3 of shemu, day 16 under pharaoh Psamtek l.p.h.

(l.2) (On) this day, has said the woman rr(w) daughter of ḥm-ḫnsw wife of the priest of Amun, the great mayor of Thebes, the overseer of the priests of Abydos, p(ꜣ)-di-wsir son of wn-imn

(l.3) together with wn-imn son of p(ꜣ)-di-wsir, together with ḥm-ḫnsw son of p(ꜣ)-di-wsir, together with all their brothers in the presence of Osiris, foremost of the west, lord of Abydos.

(l.4) The priest of Amun-Ra king of the gods, the overseer of the priests of Abydos, the fourth priest of Osiris, Horus, and Isis of Abydos, the great mayor of Thebes pꜣ-di-wsir,

(l.5) son of the god’s father of Amun, wn-imn: We have made a donation to you of 10 arura consisting of fields of high- and private land which are above the domain of Amun of Tashetaresy which is the highland of Iunumenti,

(l.6) which the priest of Amun pꜣ-di-wsir, son of wn-imn, our father, purchased in exchange for silver which was in the hand of the singer of the domain of Amun, Ipy, son of ḥr-wḏꜣ

(l.7) (in) regnal year 45 under Pharao Psamtek l.p.h. We have made a donation for you forever and ever. (By giving the fields) in the hand of the choachyte and the children of pꜣy=f-ḥry-ḥsy,

(l.8) son of ir.t-ḥr-r=w. We have made a donation for you forever and ever. They are yours, your donation fields, from today onwards. No man in the entire world will be able to

(l.9) exercise authority over them except you. The one who will support us will remain in the favour of Amun-Ra and Ptah, his son will succeed him.

(l.10) As for the one who will claim them (i.e. the fields, for himself), he will fall under the sword of Amun-Ra and Ptah and the rage of Sekhmet. His son will not succeed him. We have given it to you today,

(l.11) in order to be satisfied. We have no claim on them (i.e. the fields) from today onwards. They said: May Amun live, may Pharaoh live, may he be healthy! Amun will grant him this victory.

(l.12) We will not be able to say falsehood about anything which is written above. No son, daughter, brother, sister, master, mistress, or any person on the entire earth will be able to

(l.13) exercise authority over them, except you. We have made a donation for you, we have given their old documents and their new documents that had been made

(l.14) (for) the priest of Amun p(ꜣ)-di-wsir, as well as their annual accounts. Without being able to go to court with you. In writing of wn-imn son of p-di-wsir.

(l.15) In writing of ḥm-ḫnsw son of the priest of Amun-Ra king of the gods, the great mayor of Thebes p-di-wsir, son of wn-imn. He is witness to everything that has been said

(l.16) above, in regnal year 47, month 3 of shemu, day 16 under pharaoh Psamtek, may he live forever.

Editor

Juan José Archidona Ramírez (JJAR)

Script

abnormal hieratic

Text type

Contract

Keywords

trust, land, donation

Place name

Abydos (AbDw), Hermonthis (iwnw-mnTw)

Epoch

Late Period (765-332 BC)

Dynasty

Dynasty 26 (664-526 BC)

Pharaoh

Psammetichus I (Wahibre)

Drawing

No

Drawing description

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Bibliographical reference

Malinine, Choix I, p. 117-121 (OEB 512)

Malinine, Choix II, p. 53-55 (OEB26425)

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