P. BM EA 10411
Other nos.: LRL 52 ; 9 A. 74
Description: Light brown papyrus sheet, 26 x 20 cm. Six folds are discernible, the strips increasing in height from the bottom recto to the top. Traces of a break about 8 cm from the right-hand border. Damaged. Palimpsest. Recto V/H and verso H/V. Top recto = bottom verso. In black ink 15 lines of writing on the recto and 6 lines (including address) on the verso. A fragment missing and further slight damage at the upper left of the recto, causing the ends of lines 1-5 of the recto and the end of line 6 of the verso to be missing. Address at the bottom of the verso.
Classification: letter
Keywords: arrival - document - jewelry - junior - message - sending out - temple - weaponry
Provenance: Acquired by the British Museum in 1821 with the collection of H. Salt formed in 1818 in Thebes.
Publication: Janssen, Late Ramesside Letters and Communications , 11-15 (description, translation and commentary), pls. 1-4 (photographs and transcriptions).
Dates mentioned: I Smw sw 2 (vs. 5)
Dates attributed: Late dyn. 20, year 10 wHm ms.w.t of Ramesses XI (Janssen)
Contents: A letter from the scribe Bw-th-Imn to the necropolis scribe 7ry (who is in the south), praying to the gods to bring him back safe, reporting that his family members are all right, asking to send news and informing him about two amulets of which drawings are included in the text.
Terminology: NN n NN m anx wDA snb m Hs.w.t (recto ~1-2#); NN n NN (verso ~6#); r rdi.t am=k (verso 1); hAb (verso 1, 2, 5); Hna Dd (recto 8); Sa.t (verso 4)
Names/Titles: an. (pA im.y-r mSa ; recto 5 (pAy=k nb )); an. (psD.t=f ; of Imn 3nm.t-nHH ; deities; recto ~3#); an. (nA nTrw.w pAy tA ; deities; recto 7); an. (nTr.w nb.w WAs.t ; deities; recto 2); an. (f.; tAy=s aDd Sri ; of 1m.t-Sri.t ; recto 10-11); Ax-mnw (verso 1); Imn (deity; recto 5); Imn-m-Ip.t-nxt (verso 2); Imn-ns.t.y-tA.wy (deity; recto 4, 8 (pAy=k nb ), 12); Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w (deity; recto ~2#, 2); Imn-Htp anx wDA snb (deity; recto 13); Imn-Htp (sS ; recto 9); Imn 3nm.t-nHH (deity; recto 3, 12); Imn THn nfr (deity; recto ~13#); Bw-th-Imn (sS ; recto ~1#; verso ~6#); PA-Ra-1r-Ax.t.y (deity; recto 3); Mw.t (f.; deity; recto 2); Mni.w-nfr (sS ; recto 9); Nfr.t-ir.y (f.; deity; recto 13); 0d-nxt (mDAy ; recto 14-15); 1m.t-Sri.t (f.; recto 10); 2nsw (deity; recto 2); 5d-m-dwA.t (f.; recto 10); 5d-sw-Mw.t (f.; recto 9); Km.t (geo.; recto 8); 6Ay=w-nDm (f.; recto 9); 7ry (sS n pA 2r aA Sps.y n HH.w m rnp.w.t n Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; recto ~1#; verso 6 (sS n pA 2r ))
Remarks: Contents: This letter probably consitutes the answer to P. Turin Cat. 2026 (LRL 50) and was most likely sent together with P. J. Paul Getty Museum 83.A1 (LRL 15) and P. BM EA 10284 (LRL 29).

Record last updated 2003-08-13

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