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Inventory number

Cat.2127

  • Document
  • Writing Recto

General description

Contract

Cat. 2127 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 text, dating back to 491 BC, outlines the assignment of responsibility for the cult of the deceased Nespaser and his children to Tsenhor by her eldest brother Amenhotep. He promises her a quarter of the revenue in exchange for the services she is about to contribute to. It can be assumed that she is sharing this responsibility with Amenhotep and two other chaochytes. The verso is blank and the name of the scribe is not mentioned, implying it may have been written by Amenhotep himself.

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. 2127, Text Recto 1
(l.1) Regnal year 31, month 2 of shemu under pharaoh l.p.h. Darius l.p.h. Has said the choachyte of the valley i҆mn-ḥtp, son of pꜣ-di҆-mi҆n, his mother being tꜣys

(l.2) to the woman tꜣ-sn(.t)-n-ḥr, daughter of ns-mi҆n, her mother being i҆r=w-r=w: "to you belongs the ¼ of the bread of choachyte and everything that it will give

(l.3) to us, as offering." Statement of the soldier of the nome ns-pꜣ-sr, son of ḏd-ḥr, together with his children: "You will perform

(l.4) the cult service of (a) choachyte according to the 1/4, as is intended, every day."

Editor

Juan José Archidona Ramírez (JJAR)

Script

demotic

Text type

Administrative text, Contract

Keywords

bread, division

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)

Museo Egizio