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Inventory number

Cat.1885

  • Document
  • Writing Recto
  • Writing Verso

General description

Tomb plan of Ramesses IV

On the recto there is a sketch of the tomb of Ramesses IV, the rooms and corridors which are illustrated correspond to the actual tomb of Ramesses IV in Thebes. The whole scene on the papyrus is surrounded by the illustration of a hillside in which the tomb was cut. It is symbolised by a brown-red surface covered with a large amount of elongated dots arranged at an angle in parallel lines, alternately coloured in black and red. In the middle of the large fragment the sarcophagus of the king is shown, the image of the king is represented in the middle of a cartouche with him being flanked by the goddesses Isis and Nephthys. The image is drawn in fine black ink with a white background. The rest of the recto has several captions written in hieratic, these mention the measurements and decoration of the individual rooms as well as activities such as painting and chiseling.


The verso has several documentary texts of which three stand out. The first one can be found on the first column of the far right side. Just as the recto, this first text deals with the measurements for a royal tomb, although no specific pharaoh is mentioned. The second text is in the middle, and lists the division of property for the children of the scribe Amunnakht; the items that the children receive include: garments, honey, oil, pieces of cloth and mats. The last large text on the left side describes the delivery of grain rations to the crew of Deir el-Medina and travelling to the temple of king Ramesses III.

Epoch

New Kingdom (1539-1077 BC)

Dynasty

Dynasty 20 (1190-1077 BC)

Pharaoh

Ramesses IV (Heqamaatre Setepenamun)

Provenance

Thebes/Deir el-Medina (?)

Acquisition: Drovetti, Bernardino

Acquisition Date: 1824

Joining object(s) (log into TPOP)

Image(s)

Image

  • Text 1

Hieroglyphs

  • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs

Translation

English translation in preparation
for the French translation log in or see Ramses Online (ID 3626)


Editor

Anne-Claude Honnay (ACH, Ramses Online)

Contributor

Juan José Archidona Ramírez (JJAR)

Script

hieratic

Text type

Tomb plan

Keywords

netherworld, gold, house, tomb (royal), amount, measuring, numbers, treasury, door, cubit, chisel

Epoch

New Kingdom (1539-1077 BC)

Dynasty

Dynasty 20 (1190-1077 BC)

Pharaoh

Ramesses IV (Heqamaatre Setepenamun)

Drawing

Yes

Drawing description

On the recto there is a sketch of the tomb of Ramesses IV, the rooms and corridors which are illustrated correspond to the actual tomb of Ramesses IV in Thebes. The whole scene on the papyrus is surrounded by the illustration of a hillside in which the tomb was cut. It is symbolized by a brown-red surface covered with a large amount of elongated dots arranged at an angle in parallel lines, alternately coloured in black and red. In the middle of the large fragment the sarcophagus of the king is shown, the image of the king is represented in the middle of a cartouche with him being flanked by the goddesses Isis and Nephthys. The image is drawn in fine black ink with a white background.

Bibliographical reference

Badawy, Étude comparative (1948) (OEB 1615)
Carter-Gardiner, JEA 4 (1997), pp. 130-158 (OEB 136409)
Demichelis, in ZÄS 131, p. 114-133 (OEB 179841)
Deir el-Medina Database

Image

  • Text 1
  • Text 2
  • Text 3
  • Text 4
  • Text 5
  • Text 6
  • Text 7
  • Text 8
  • Text 9
  • Text 10

Hieroglyphs

  • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs

Translation

English translation in preparation
for the French translation log in or see Ramses Online (ID 3637)


Editor

Anne-Claude Honnay (ACH, Ramses Online)

Contributor

Juan José Archidona Ramírez (JJAR)

Script

hieratic

Text type

Tomb plan

Keywords

tomb (royal), cubit, fingers (measurement), numbers, measuring

Epoch

New Kingdom (1539-1077 BC)

Dynasty

Dynasty 20 (1190-1077 BC)

Pharaoh

Ramesses IV (Heqamaatre Setepenamun)

Drawing

No

Drawing description

---

Bibliographical reference

Carter/Gardiner, JEA 4 (1917), pp. 144–149 (OEB 136409)
Badawy, Étude comparative (1948), pp. 239–243 (OEB 1615)
KRI VI, pp. 58–60 (OEB 13544)
Deir el-Medina Database

Hieroglyphs

  • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs

Translation

English translation in preparation
for the French translation log in or see Ramses Online (ID 3637)


Editor

Anne-Claude Honnay (ACH, Ramses Online)

Contributor

Juan José Archidona Ramírez (JJAR)

Script

hieratic

Text type

Tomb plan

Keywords

measuring, fingers (measurement), numbers

Epoch

New Kingdom (1539-1077 BC)

Dynasty

Dynasty 20 (1190-1077 BC)

Pharaoh

---

Drawing

No

Drawing description

---

Bibliographical reference

Carter-Gardiner, JEA 4 (1997), p. 149 (OEB 136409)



Hieroglyphs

  • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs

Translation

English translation in preparation
for the French translation log in or see Ramses Online (ID 3647)


Editor

Anne-Claude Honnay (ACH, Ramses Online)

Contributor

Juan José Archidona Ramírez (JJAR)

Script

hieratic

Text type

Administrative text

Keywords

wood, chest, deben, amount

Epoch

New Kingdom (1539-1077 BC)

Dynasty

Dynasty 20 (1190-1077 BC)

Pharaoh

---

Drawing

No

Drawing description

---

Bibliographical reference

KRI VI, pp. 371 (OEB 13544) 

Hieroglyphs

  • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs

Translation

English translation in preparation
for the French translation log in or see Ramses Online (ID 3647)


Editor

Anne-Claude Honnay (ACH, Ramses Online)

Contributor

Juan José Archidona Ramírez (JJAR)

Script

hieratic

Text type

Administrative text, Division

Keywords

cloak, wood, garment, oil, cloth, clothing, kilt, hin (measurement), shawl, mat, property

Epoch

New Kingdom (1539-1077 BC)

Dynasty

Dynasty 20 (1190-1077 BC)

Pharaoh

---

Drawing

No

Drawing description

---

Bibliographical reference

David, Legal Register, pp. 218-220 (OEB 164351);
KRI VI, p. 371 (OEB 13544);

von Beckerath, in: Fs Janssen, 1–7 (OEB 44473).

Hieroglyphs

  • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs

Translation

English translation in preparation
for the French translation log in or see Ramses Online (ID 3653)


Editor

Anne-Claude Honnay (ACH, Ramses Online)

Contributor

Juan José Archidona Ramírez (JJAR)

Script

hieratic

Text type

Administrative text

Keywords

clothing

Epoch

New Kingdom (1539-1077 BC)

Dynasty

Dynasty 20 (1190-1077 BC)

Pharaoh

---

Drawing

No

Drawing description

---

Bibliographical reference

David, Legal Register, pp. 218-220 (OEB 164351)
KRI VI, p. 424 (OEB 13544);

von Beckerath, in: Fs Janssen, 1–7 (OEB 44473).

Hieroglyphs

  • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs

Translation

English translation in preparation
for the French translation log in or see Ramses Online (ID 3653)


Editor

Anne-Claude Honnay (ACH, Ramses Online)

Contributor

Juan José Archidona Ramírez (JJAR)

Script

hieratic

Text type

Distribution, Administrative text

Keywords

grain rations, hin (measurement), temple, crew

Epoch

New Kingdom (1539-1077 BC)

Dynasty

Dynasty 20 (1190-1077 BC)

Pharaoh

---

Drawing

No

Drawing description

---

Bibliographical reference

David, Legal Register, pp. 218-220 (OEB 164351)
KRI VI, p. 424 (OEB 13544);

von Beckerath, in: Fs Janssen, 1–7 (OEB 44473).
 

Translation

English translation in preparation



Editor

Juan José Archidona Ramírez (JJAR)

Script

hieratic

Text type

Administrative text

Keywords

work, crew

Epoch

New Kingdom (1539-1077 BC)

Dynasty

Dynasty 20 (1190-1077 BC)

Pharaoh

---

Drawing

No

Drawing description

---

Bibliographical reference

von Beckerath, in: Fs Janssen, 1–7 (OEB 44473).

Translation

English translation in preparation



Editor

Juan José Archidona Ramírez (JJAR)

Script

hieratic

Text type

Account, Administrative text

Keywords

hin (measurement), amount, khar (measurement), numbers, copper

Epoch

New Kingdom (1539-1077 BC)

Dynasty

Dynasty 20 (1190-1077 BC)

Pharaoh

---

Drawing

No

Drawing description

---

Translation

English translation in preparation



Script

hieratic

Text type

Administrative text

Keywords

names, numbers

Epoch

New Kingdom (1539-1077 BC)

Dynasty

Dynasty 20 (1190-1077 BC)

Pharaoh

---

Drawing

No

Drawing description

---

Translation

English translation in preparation



Script

hieratic

Text type

Administrative text

Keywords

numbers

Epoch

New Kingdom (1539-1077 BC)

Dynasty

Dynasty 20 (1190-1077 BC)

Pharaoh

---

Drawing

No

Drawing description

---

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