Papyrus inscribed with accounts of beer and bulls

Middle Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 107

The subject-matter on the recto (front side of the papyrus), where the beginning is damaged, includes beer, bulls, and possibly land; on the verso (back side of the papyrus), the text begins with: “Account of the land which the Master (life, prosperity and health) gave to the ka-servant Ipi”. This “master” may well have been the deceased for whom Ipi acted as ka-servant (funerary priest). The recto area is divided into squares that contain numbers.

Papyrus inscribed with accounts of beer and bulls, Papyrus, ink

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