P. BM EA 10412
Other nos.: LRL 36; Valentia (on frame); 9 A.75 (on label)
  
Description: Papyrus sheet, 23.5 x 22 cm. Damaged. Horizontal folds almost invisible; a vertical break at 1/3 from the left hand border. Recto V/H, verso H/V. Top recto = bottom verso. In black ink 11 lines of writing on the recto and 12 lines (including address) on the verso. A small gap has caused loss of writing in the middle of line 1 of the recto. Breaks as a result of folding have caused slight loss of writing in several places. Address at the bottom of the verso. Correction by the scribe in recto 7.
Classification: letter
Keywords: agriculture - arrival - cattle - commissioning - document - fruit - hut - inundation - message - payment - sending out - temple - weaponry - wood - dHty
Provenance: Possibly presented to the British Museum by Viscount Valentia who obtained his antiquities from H. Salt.
Publication: Černý, Late Ramesside Letters , XII and XVI (description), 55-56 (transcription); Janssen, Late Ramesside Letters and Communications , pls. 41-42 (photographs); Wente, Late Ramesside Letters , 70-71 (translation and commentary); Wente, Letters , 175-176 no. 291 (translation).
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Late dyn. 20 (Černý); year 2 of wHm ms.w.t of Ramesses XI (Wente)
Contents: A letter from the necropolis scribe Ns-Imn-m-Ip.t (who is on a journey south of Thebes) to (his wife?) the chantress of Amon-Re Mw.t-m-Ip.t , giving orders in connection with agricultural matters (a plot of land in Armant) and a payment for some weapons.
Terminology: nfr snb=t (verso 11); NN n NN m anx wDA snb m Hs.w.t (recto ~1#-3); NN n NN (verso 12); r Dd (recto 6; verso 6); hAb (recto 5; verso 5); Hna Dd r nty (recto 4-5); Sa.t (recto 8)
Names/Titles: an. ( pA aA n St ; verso 3); an. ( pA Hm-nTr n MnTw nb Iwn.w ; recto 5-6, ~9#); an. ( nTr nb nTr.t nb.t ; deities; recto 3-4); Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w (deity; recto 3); Imn-Ra-1r-Ax.t.y (deity; recto ~3#); aA-nry (verso 7, 9); aHAw.t.y-aA ( it-nTr n MnTw (recto 7, 10 - aA omitted); aHAw.t.y-nfr ( kAw.t.y ; verso 8); Pn-iw=f-nri (geo.; recto 6); Pn-1apy (verso 5); Mw.t-m-Ip.t ( Sma.y.t n Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w ; f.; recto 2 - written Mw.t-n-Ip.t ; verso 12 - Sma.y.t n Imn ); Ns-Imn ( sS pr-HD ; verso 8); Ns-Imn-m-Ip.t ( sS n pA 2r aA Spsy n HH.w m rnp.w.t n Pr-aA anx wDA snb Hr Imnt.t WAs.t ; recto ~1#; verso 12 - sS n pA 2r ); Ns-4bk ( idn.w n tA Hw.t ; recto 5); 4bk-sanx (recto 9; verso 2); 4xAy-n-it (verso 1, 3); 6A-rsy (geo.; verso 5, 11)
Remarks: -

Record last updated 2009-07-16


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