P. BM EA 10416
Other nos.: P. Salt 1821/131 ; 9 A.79
  
Description: Papyrus sheet, 23.5 x 22 cm. Damaged. Broken into eight strips, increasing in height from the bottom recto to the top. Vertical break visible about 1 cm to the right of the exact centre. Palimpsest. Recto V/H, verso H/V. Top recto = bottom verso. In black ink 11 lines of writing on the recto and 13 lines on the verso. Left-hand border damaged, affecting the ends of almost all lines. As a result of folding and the subsequent break, line 7 of the verso is almost entirely lost. No address.
Classification: letter
Keywords: arrival - adultery - conflict - divorce - document - house - message - oath - servant - onb.t
Provenance: Acquired by the British Museum in 1821 with the collection of H. Salt formed in 1818 or 1819 in Thebes.
Publication: Janssen, Late Ramesside Letters and Communications , 28-31, pls. 15-18 (photographs , transcription , description, translation and commentary) ; Gee, BES 15 (2001), 17-25 (translation, commentary); Janssen, in: Pyramid Studies , 134-137, pl. 25-28 ( photographs , transcription , description, translation and commentary)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Late dyn. 20 (Janssen)
Contents: Letter (sender and addressee anonymous) about an adulterous affair of a certain Ns-Imn-m-Ip.t for a long period which infuriated the friends and relations of his legal wife. Trying to restrain those people, a steward intervenes and gives advice.
Terminology: r nty (recto 1); r Dd (recto ~2#; verso 3, 6); hAb (verso 1); Sa.t (verso 13)
Names/Titles: an. (wp.w.t.y ; recto 7); an. (aHA.w ; recto 2); an. (pA im.y-r pr ; recto ~3#-4; verso 1); an. (pAy rmT ; verso 8); an. (pAy=i sS ; recto 5); an. (pAy=tn rmT ; recto 6); an. (nAy=i rmT ; recto 5); an. (nAy=w aAy.w ; recto 1); an. (nAy=w Sri.w ; recto ~1#); an. (nAy=k rmT ; recto 1); an. (nAy=s rmT ; recto ~3#); an. (hAy ; recto ~10#, 11); an. (Hm.w.t ; recto 2); an. (tAy rmT ; f.; recto 10); an. (tAy=i mw.t ; f.; verso 2); an. (tAy=f Hm.t ; f.; verso 9); an. (tAy=tn rmT ; f.; verso 1); aDr (pAy rmT-is.t ; verso ~2#); Nfr.t (f.; verso 13); Ns-Imn-m-Ip.t (verso 3; called TA nfr in verso 6 ); see Remarks
Remarks: Names, Titles: for TA nfr , see Janssen, Late Ramesside Letters and Communications , 31 n. 26.

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