P. BM EA 10417
Other nos.: LRL 14; 9 A.80; P. Salt 1821/157
Description: Papyrus sheet, 25.5 x 21.5 cm. Damaged. Recto H/V, verso V/H. Top recto = bottom verso. In black ink 12 lines on the recto and 10 lines (including address) on the verso. As a result of folding and rubbing on the verso, almost all lines have suffered some loss of writing. A smal gap at the border has caused slight damage at the beginnings of lines 1 and 2 of the verso. Address lost except for a few traces. Correction by the scribe in recto line 9.
Classification: letter
Keywords: appearance - junior - message - temple
Provenance: Acquired by the British Museum with the collection of H. Salt formed in 1818 or 1819 in Thebes.
Publication: Blackman, JEA 12 (1926), 184-185 and pls. XXXVII-XXXIX (transcription, translation, commentary); Černý, Late Ramesside Letters , IX and XVI (description), 27-28 (transcription); Janssen, Late Ramesside Letters and Communications , pls. 43-44 (photographs); Wente, Late Ramesside Letters , 46-47 (translation and commentary); Wente, Letters , 179 no. 296 (translation).
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Late dyn. 20 (Černý); year 6 of wHm ms.w.t of Ramesses XI (Wente)
Contents: A letter from the prophet of Amen hotep Imn-Htp to the N ecropolis scribe 9Hwty-ms (who is on a journey north of Thebes) telling him that everything is allright with his family and praying that Amon may bring him back safe and sound.
Terminology: nfr snb=k (verso 5); NN n NN m anx wDA snb m Hs.w.t (recto 1-2); r rdi.t am=k (verso 5); hAb (recto 7-8; verso 5, 6); Hna Dd r nty (recto 7); ky Dd n NN (verso 8)
Names/Titles: an. (pA im.y-r mSa, pAy=k nb ; recto ~5#-6, 12); an. (pA nTr ; deity; recto 11); an. (nA aDd.w ; recto 10); an. (nTr.w nb.w WAs.t ; recto 2); an. (f.; tA aDd Sri (.t) n 1m.t-Sri.t ; verso 8-9); Imn (deity; verso 1); Imn-ns.t.y-tA.wy (deity; recto 3, 6; verso 2); Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w (deity; recto 2, 5, 9, 12); Imn-Ra-1r-Ax.t.y (deity; recto 2-3); Imn-Htp (Hm-nTr n Imn-Htp anx wDA snb : recto 1); Imn-Htp anx wDA snb (deity; recto 1, 3; verso 3); Imn 3nm.t-nHH (deity; recto 4); Bw-th-Imn (sS ; recto 9); psD.t=f (deity; of Imn 3nm.t-nHH ; recto 4); Mw.t (f.; deity; recto 2); Nfr.t-ir.y anx wDA snb (f.; deity; recto 4); 1m.t-Sri.t (f.; verso 9); 2nsw (deity; recto 2); 5d-m-dwA.t (f.; Sma.y.t n Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w ; recto 9); 7ry (sS n pA 2r ; verso ~8# - written 7rry ); 9Hwty-ms (sS n pA 2r aA Sps.y ; recto ~1#)
Remarks: -

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