Burekhef and Ituru, 507–487 BCE
In ancient Egyptian families, inherited property such as land was often managed by the eldest son on behalf of his siblings. In Tsenhor’s case one may perhaps surmise that the land owned by her father and inherited by her and her three (half) brothers was cultivated together. Maybe the siblings even shared the duties and income connected with their father’s mortuary business. In 507 BCE Tsenhor’s half-brother Burekhef paid for the lease of a cow, probably for the cultivation of the family land, since the contract written for the occasion was found with Tsenhor’s papers. Twenty years later, Tsenhor’s son Ituru is seen swapping his cow for another. Excursus on the Turin collection of Tsenhor papyri and ushabtis in Late Period tombs.
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