P. Ashmolean Museum 1945.93
Other nos.: P. Griffith; LRL 06
Description: Papyrus sheet, 22.5 x 22 cm. Damaged. Palimpsest. The papyrus was folded from bottom to top, but only the top fold is still visible. Recto V/H, verso H/V. Top recto = bottom verso. In black ink 8 lines of writing on the recto and 6 lines (including address) on the verso. Some gaps in the middle of the papyrus, causing loss of writing in line 4 of the recto. Verso much rubbed, causing loss of writing in lines 1 and 3-6. Address at the bottom of the verso.
Classification: letter
Keywords: document - message
Provenance: Acquired by the museum in 1945 from the library of F.Ll. Griffith, who had bought the papyrus from A. C. Macintosh in 1929 with the accompanying information that it had come (together with P. Berlin 10494) "from a tomb in Upper Thebes in the year 1801".
Publication: Černý, Late Ramesside Letters , VIII and XV (description), 12 (transcription); Janssen, Late Ramesside Letters and Communications , pls. 48-49 (photographs); Wente, Late Ramesside Letters , 32 (translation and commentary); Wente, Letters , 201 no. 325 (translation).
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Late dyn. 20 (Černý); wHm ms.w.t of Ramesses XI (Wente)
Contents: A message from the necropolis scribe 9Hwty-ms , who is away from home, to his son Bw-th-Imn and the lady 1m.t-Sri.t asking them to pray to Amon for his safe return; followed by a similar message to the ladies BAk and 5d-m-dwA . t .
Terminology: nfr snb=t (verso ~5#); NN n NN m anx wDA snb m Hs.w.t (recto 1-3); NN n NN (verso ~6#); Hna Dd r nty (recto 4-5; verso 2); Sa.t (recto 6; verso 4); ky Dd n NN m anx wDA snb (recto 7-8)
Names/Titles: an. (nA nTr.w nty m swA=i ; deities; recto 3; verso 1); Imn (deity; recto 7; verso 4); Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w (deity; recto 3, 8); BAk (Sma.y.t n Imn ; f.; recto 7-8 - written BAky ); Bw-th-Imn (sS n pA 2r : recto 2; verso ~6# only sS ); 1m.t-Sri.t (f.; Sma.y.t n Imn ; recto 2; verso 6) ; 5d-m-dwA.t (f.; Sma.y.t n Imn ; recto 8); 7ry (sS ; verso ~6#); 9Hwty-ms (sS n pA 2r aA Sps.y HH.w rnp.w.t n Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; recto 1)
Remarks: -

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