P. BM EA 10100
Other nos.: LRL 30; P. Salt 1821/238/2; 6 B.45
  
Description: Papyrus sheet, 28 x 22 cm. Damaged. Broken into 17 horizontal strips. Palimpsest. Recto H/V, verso V/H. Top recto = bottom verso. In black ink 16 lines on the recto and 7 lines (including address) on the verso. Address at the bottom of the verso (see Remarks). A large gap between the beginnings of lines 1 and 2 on recto and further gaps as a result of folding have caused loss of writing in several places. Corrections by the scribe in recto 13, 14 and verso 4.
Classification: letter
Keywords: arrival - commissioning - copper - document - message - metalwork - place - servant - term - weaponry - woodwork - dHty
Provenance: Acquired by the British Museum in 1821 with the collection of H. Salt formed in 1818 or 1819 in Thebes.
Publication: Černý, Late Ramesside Letters , XII and XVI (description), 50-51 (transcription); Hofmann, Zur sozialen Bedeutung , 239-241, 333 (transcription and translation of recto 10 - verso 1, commentary); Janssen, Late Ramesside Letters and Communications , pls. 31-32 (photographs); Wente, Late Ramesside Letters , 65-67 (translation and commentary); Wente, Letters , 197-198 no. 319 (translation).
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Late dyn. 20 (Černý); year 10 of wHm ms.w.t of Ramesses XI (Wente)
Contents: A letter from the General of Pharaoh (PAy-anx ) to the two chief workmen, the scribe Bw-th-Imn , the guardian Kr and all the necropolis workmen, informing them that the necropolis scribe 7ry and the troop captain and prophet 5d-sw-1r have reached him (in Nubia), and expressing his satisfaction with the way they carried out his assignments. He confirms that the five maidservants he gave are destined for the whole gang and further commands Bw-th-Imn to have some metalwork made.
Terminology: NN n NN (recto ~1-2#; verso 7); Hna Dd r nty (recto 2); hAb (recto 6); Sa.t (recto 6, ~16#); ky Dd n NN (verso 2)
Names/Titles: an. (pA im.y-r mSa n Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; recto ~1#; verso 7); an. (pA aA n is.t 2; recto 1; verso 7); an. (pA Hmt.y.w 2 ink ; verso 5); an. (nA rmT-ist n pA 2r r Drw.w ; recto ~2#); an. (nA rmT-ist r Drw.w ; recto 12); an. (Hwty.w ; recto 11); an. (tAy 5 bAk.w.t ; recto 11); Bw-th-Imn (sS ; recto ~1#; verso 2, 7); 1r (Hmt.y ; verso 4); 1r-n-Imn-pna-n=f (recto 13; verso 3); 1rr.t (f.; recto 15); 5d-sw-1r (Hr.y-pD.t Hm-nTr ; recto 3, 8 (without titles)); Kr (sAw ; recto ~2#; verso 2, 7); 6t (Hmt.y ; verso 4); 7ry (sS n pA 2r ; recto 3)
Remarks: Description: In his description, LRL XII, Černý remarks that the address, if any, is covered by the frame. The photograph on pl. 32 in Janssen, LRLC , shows this to be the case (line 7).

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