CLOSE

Inventory number

Cat.2122

  • Document
  • Writing Recto
  • Writing Verso

General description

Contract

Cat. 2122 text belongs to the private archive of Tsenhor, a woman belonging to a family of choachytes, “those who offer libations”, as part of the cult of the dead. It is a contract that dates to 517 BC, which outlines the lease of a slave by Tsenhor to Tjauheser, a priest of the temple of Amun. She promises him ownership of the slave and his kin for eternity, as he has given her the money for him. She also promises to keep anyone away who threatens his ownership of the slave. This contract comes to an end a month later when Tjauheser leases the slave back to Tsenhor. 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

Joining object(s) (log into TPOP)

Image(s)

Image

  • Text 1

Hieroglyphs

  • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs

Translation

Cat. 2122, Text Recto 1
(l.1) Regnal year 5, month 4 of Shemu of Pharaoh l.p.h. Darius l.p.h. Has said i҆ꜥḥ-ms, son of pꜣ-s-n-mṯk, his mother being i҆r.t-w-r.r=w, to the pastophorus of the domain of Amun ṯꜣw-ḥsr, son of ns-ḫnsw, his mother being ns-ḫnsw:
(l.2) "You have satisfied my heart with the money for the young man pꜣ-šr-n-pꜣ-qd, son of ḏḥwty-ms, his mother being ẖ(d)b-i҆r.t-bi҆n, my slave that I gave to you. He is yours (litt. he goes outside with you).
(l.3) He is your slave. As to the one who stands against you on account of him, in my name, or in the name of any person on earth, namely brother or sister, father or mother, lord or mistress, and myself as well, saying: 'It is not your
(l.4) slave', I will cause him to be far from you. If I do not cause him to be far from you, I will give 5 (deben) of silver to you melted from the treasury of Ptah, that is to say 4 (deben) of silver and 9 2/3, 1/6, 1/10, 1/30, 1/60, 1/60, kite, which is 
(l.5) {which is} 5 (deben) from the treasury of Ptah again. Whereas  your slave will belong to you (litt. be with you) again together with his children, forever." In writing of pꜣ-di҆-wsi҆r-wn-nfr son of i҆r.t-ḥr-r.r=w.

Editor

Juan José Archidona Ramírez (JJAR)

Script

demotic

Text type

Lease, Contract, Administrative text

Keywords

silver, slave, kite (measurement), treasury, payment

Epoch

Late Period (765-332 BC)

Dynasty

Dynasty 27 (Persian) (526-402 BC)

Pharaoh

Darius I (Setutre Merienre)

Drawing

No

Drawing description

---

Bibliographical reference

Pestman, Les papyrus démotiques de Tsenhor (OEB 36370)

Menu, in RdE 36, pp. 73-87 (OEB 29764

Image

  • Text 1

Hieroglyphs

  • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs

Translation

Cat. 2122, Text Verso 1
(l.1) ḥr-bs son of nꜥ=f-n=f
(l.2) i҆r.t-rṯ son of ḥp-ms
(l.3) pꜣ-di҆-i҆s.t son of i҆r.t-rṯ
(l.4) ḥr-nḫt.ṱ son of ꜥnḫ-wn-nfr
(l.5) ḏhwty-mꜣꜥ son of i҆r.t-ḥr-r=w
(l.6) i҆r.t-ḥr-r=w son of ꜥnḫ-ḥr
(l.7) ḏd-ḥr son of ꜥnḫ-ḥr
(l.8) ḥr-sꜣ-i҆s.t son of i҆r.t-ḥr-r=w

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

---

Bibliographical reference

Pestman, Les papyrus démotiques de Tsenhor (OEB 36370)

Museo Egizio