P. BM EA 10326
Other nos.: LRL 09; 8 B.59; P. Salt 1821/155
  
Description: Papyrus sheet, 28.5 x 21.5 cm. Damaged. Broken into 12 horizontal strips (plus one lost at the top of the recto) increasing in height from 2 cm at bottom to 3 cm at actual top. Recto V/H, verso H/V. Top recto = bottom verso. In black ink 22 lines of writing on the recto and 22 lines (including address) on the verso. The loss of one strip at the top of the recto has caused damage to line 1; further loss of text in several lines due to holes and breaking slong the folds. Address at the bottom of the verso.
Classification: letter
Keywords: agriculture(?) - beer - bread - chariot - commissioning - conflict - copper - document - donkey - grain rations - hut - illness - junior - message - sending out - silver - tomb (private) - vessel - weaponry - weaving - wood - woodwork
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 , VIII and XVI (description), 17-21 (transcription); Janssen, Late Ramesside Letters and Communications , pls. 37-38 (photographs); Wente, Late Ramesside Letters , 37-42 (translation and commentary); Wente, Letters , 190-192 no. 313 (translation).
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 10 I Smw sw 25 (recto 6)
Dates attributed: Late dyn. 20 (Černý); year 10 of wHm ms.w.t of Ramesses XI (Wente)
Contents: On his mission in Nubia the necropolis scribe 9Hwty-ms writes to his son Bw-th-Imn and 5d-m-dwA.t and 1m-Sri about family affairs and mail problems, telling them he is well taken care of by his superior. They should pray to the gods to bring him back safely. He further talks about ancient documents stored in a tomb and several matters, i.a. a commission of his superior and the making of spears.
Terminology: NN n NN m anx wDA snb Hs.w.t (recto ~1#-2); NN n NN (verso 22); nfr snb=k (verso 20); r di.t am=k (verso 17); r Dd (recto 19, 21; verso 1, 9, 18); hAb (verso 2, 4, 8, 10, ~11#); Hna Dd r nty (recto ~2#-3, 5); sS (verso 11 - m sS ); sS.w (recto 19, 20); Sa.t (recto 6, 8, 9; verso 21)
Names/Titles: an. (pA Hmt.y ; verso 9); an. (pA Sri n Iw-nfr.t ; verso 4); an. (pAy=i Hr.y ; recto 10; pAy=k Hr.y ; verso 2, 11, 13); an. (nA aDd.w ; recto 13); an. (nA rmT nty m sx.t ; verso ~7#); an. (nA Hwty.w ; verso 2); an. (nTr.w nb.w WAs.t (deities; recto 2); an. (f.; tA Sri.t n pA wHa Apd.w ; verso ~16#); Iw-nfr.t (f.; verso 4); Imn (deity; verso 3, 17); Imn-nxt (pAy=i it ; great-grandfather of 9Hwty-ms ; his tomb; recto 22); Imn-ns.t.y-tA.wy (deity; recto 4, 17); Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w (deity; recto 2); Imn-Htp anx wDA snb (deity; recto 15, 17); Imn-Htp (Hmw.w ; verso 12); Imn 3nm.t-nHH (deity; recto 15, 17); Imn 9sr-s.t (deity; recto 16); Itmw pA nb n pA tA (deity; recto 3); Yar (geo.; recto 5); Bw-th-Imn (sS n pA 2r ; recto ~1#; verso 22); PA-nfr-m-nb (wHa ; brother of Aaa 4tX.y ; recto 9); Mw.t (f.; deity; recto 2); Mr=s-gr (tAy=i Hnw.t ; f.; deity; recto ~16#); Nfr.t (f.; verso 16); Nfr.t-ir.y (f.; deity; recto 16); 0d-nxt (mDAy ; verso ~7#); 1m.t-Sri.t (f.; recto 2); 1r (Hmt.y ; verso 18); 1r (5rdn ; verso 8); 1r BAk (deity; recto 3); 1r Mam (deity; recto ~3#); 1r-n-Imn-pna-n=f (verso 9, 13); 1r-Sri (sS ; his house; recto 20); 2nsw (deity; recto 2); 4tX.y (Aaa ; sn of wHa.w PA-nfr-m-nb ; recto 9); 5d-m-dwA.t (Sma.y.t n Imn ; f.; recto 2; verso 22); Kr (verso 10, 20); Ks (mDAy ; verso 5-~6#); 7ry (sS n pA 2r aA Sps.y ; recto ~14# - ? name only; verso 22); 9Hwty-ms (sS n pA 2r aA Spsy n HH.w m rnp.w.t n Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; recto ~1#); 9Hwty-Htp (Sms.w ; recto 6)
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