P. BM EA 10284
Other nos.: LRL 29; P. Salt 1821/239; 9 A.112
  
Description: Papyrus sheet, 16 x 18.5 cm. Damaged. Recto H/V, verso V/H. Top recto = bottom verso. In black ink 11 lines on the recto and 3 lines (including address) on the verso. Address at the bottom of the verso. Some gaps have caused loss of writing in lines 3, 4, 10 and 11 of recto and lines 1 and 2 of verso.
Classification: letter
Keywords: boat - message
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 , XI and XVI (description), 48-49 (transcription); Janssen, Late Ramesside Letters and Communications , pls. 33-34 (photographs); Parkinson, Cracking Codes , 160-161 no. 73 (description, photograph, translation, commentary) ; Polis, in: Ramesside Studies , 398 (transliteration and translation of lines 7-9) ; Wente, Late Ramesside Letters , 65 (translation and commentary); Wente, Letters , 196 no. 317 (translation)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Late dyn. 20 (Černý); year 10 of wHm ms.w.t of Ramesses XI (Wente)
Contents: A letter to the prophet of Hathor and troop commander 5d-sw-1r (who is leaving on an expedition to Nubia) from the necropolis scribe Bw-th-Imn , praying that the gods will bring him back safely and asking him to take good care of the scribe 7ry who is with him.
Terminology: iw=s n NN NN (verso 3); NN n NN m anx wDA snb m Hs.w.t (recto 1-2; n for in ); nfr snb=k (verso 2); r rdi.t am=k (verso 2); hAb (verso ~1#)
Names/Titles: an. ( pA im.y-r mSa ; recto 4); an. ( pAy=i it ; recto 7); an. ( nA nTr.w n pA tA (deities; recto 5); an. ( nA nTr.w pAy=k dmi ; recto 5-6); an. ( nAy=k rmT ; recto 11-verso ~1#); Imn (deity; recto 4); Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w (deity; recto 2); Imn-Ra-1r-Ax.t.y (deity; recto ~2-3#); Bw-th-Imn ( sS n pA 2r ; recto 2); Niw.t (geo.; recto 6, 6); 5d-sw-1r ( Hm-nTr 1w.t-1r nb.t agny Hr.y-pD.t ; recto 1; verso 3 - without title); Km.t (geo.; recto 4); 7ry ( sS n pA 2r ; recto ~7#; verso 3 - sS only)
Remarks: -

Record last updated 2011-06-14


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