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Cat.2124

  • Document
  • Writing Recto
  • Writing Verso

General description

Contract

Cat. 2124 belongs to the private archives of Tsenhor, a woman belonging to a family of choachytes, “those who offer libations”, as part of the cult of the dead. This contract, dating to 507 BC, outlines the exchange of a cow. The contract is between the herdsman Pawahamun and Burekhef, one of Tsenhor’s brothers. The rancher gives Burekhef the cow for labour, though it is not specified what he is getting in return. It is mentioned that Burekhef had previously received this cow for labor for the duration of a year. It can be assumed that Tsenhor received this document in her archives a year later, when the time came to divide their assets as a family. The verso contains a list of witnesses.

Epoch

Late Period (765-332 BC)

Dynasty

Dynasty 27 (Persian) (526-402 BC)

Pharaoh

Darius I (Setutre Merienre)

Provenance

Thebes (?)

Acquisition: Drovetti, Bernardino

Acquisition Date: 1824

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Image(s)

Image

  • Text 1

Hieroglyphs

  • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs

Translation

Cat. 2124, Text Recto 1
(l.1) Regnal year 15, month 4 of peret under pharaoh l.p.h. Darius l.p.h. Has said the herdsman of the domain of Montu lord of Thebes pꜣ-wꜣḥ-i҆mn son of pꜣ-di҆-mnṱ
(l.2) his mother being ns-i҆r-qꜣy to the choachyte of the valley bw-rḫ=f son of ns-mi҆n. You have satisfied my heart with the exchange for my
(l.3) female ploughing cow of red colour, called by the name of cow tꜣ ??? which I gave to you to plough with from regnal year 14 to regnal year 15. My heart
(l.4) is satisfied with her exchange. I do not have any claim in the world against you about her. The one who comes against you on account of her in my name or in the name of
(l.5) any person on earth, I will cause him to be far from you. If I do not cause him to be far from you, I will give to you 1 silver, smelted from the trasury of Ptah as compensation.
(l.6) (In) writing of the God’s father of Montu lord of Thebes i҆p son of ḏd-ḥr

Editor

Juan José Archidona Ramírez (JJAR)

Script

demotic

Text type

Administrative text, Contract

Keywords

sale, cow

Epoch

Late Period (765-332 BC)

Dynasty

Dynasty 27 (Persian) (526-402 BC)

Pharaoh

Darius I (Setutre Merienre)

Drawing

No

Drawing description

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Bibliographical reference

Pestman, Les papyrus démotiques de Tsenhor (OEB 36370)

Image

  • Text 1

Hieroglyphs

  • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs

Translation

Cat. 2124, Text Verso 1

(l.1) ḥr-wḏꜣ son of ns-ḥr-pꜣ-ẖrd

(l.2) ḏd-ḥr son of ḫꜣꜥ.w-s-mnṱ

(l.3) wn-nfr son of ḥr-wḏꜣ

(l.4) i҆mn-ḥtp son of ???

Editor

Juan José Archidona Ramírez (JJAR)

Script

demotic

Text type

Witness list

Keywords

names

Epoch

Late Period (765-332 BC)

Dynasty

Dynasty 27 (Persian) (526-402 BC)

Pharaoh

Darius I (Setutre Merienre)

Drawing

No

Drawing description

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Bibliographical reference

Pestman, Les papyrus démotiques de Tsenhor (OEB 36370)

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