P. BM EA 10419
Other nos.: LRL 53; P. Salt 1821; 9 A. 82
Description: Fairly dark brown papyrus sheet, 17.5 x 21 cm. Slightly damaged. Broken into thirteen strips, increasing in height from the bottom to the top of the recto. Some traces of a central fold. A horizontal sheet join visible at about 1.5 cm from the bottom recto. Recto V/H, verso H/V. Top recto = bottom verso. In black ink 8 lines of writing on the recto and 6 lines (including address) on the verso. A few gaps have caused some damage to line 2 of the recto. Ink on the verso has faded considerably, especially affecting lines 1-3, and at several spots the writing has entirely disappeared. Address at the bottom of the verso.
Classification: letter
Keywords: complaint - document - junior - message
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 , 16-20 (description, translation and commentary), pls. 5-8 (transcriptions and photographs).
Dates mentioned: I Ax.t sw 9 (verso 5)
Dates attributed: Late dyn. 20 (Černý; Janssen); between years 7 and 10 of wHm ms.w.t of Ramesses XI (Janssen)
Contents: A letter from the necropolis scribe 9Hwty-ms to the scribe of the temple of Amon-Re 1fy , informing him that no complaint about him has been brought forward before to the General and further telling him to look after the sender's family members and send news about them.
Terminology: NN n NN (verso 6); NN n NN m anx wDA snb Hs.w.t (recto1- ~2#); r nty (recto 6); hAb (recto 6; verso 4); Sa.t (verso 4)
Names/Titles: an. (pA im.y-r-mSa ; recto 8); an. (pA nTr ; deity; recto 8); an. (f.; nAy=s aDd.w ; of 5d-m-dwA.t ; verso ~2#); an. (f.; tA Sri.t ; of 1m.t-Sri.t ; verso ~2#); Imn (deity; recto 5, 6); Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w (deity; bA pn wr Sfy.t ; recto 2); Itmw (deity; xnty-Ip.t=f HoA WAs.t Iwn.w ity 6A-Sma ; recto 3-4); Bw-th-Imn (sS ; verso 1); PA-Ra (deity; recto 6); PtH (deity; recto 7); Nwb.ty (deity; nb-r-Dr nTr aA n sp tp.y ; recto 4); 1fy (sS n pr Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w ; recto 1; verso 6); 1m.t-Sri.t (f.; verso 2); 5d-m-dwA.t (f.; verso ~2#); 7ry (sS n pA 2r ; verso 6); 9Hwty-ms (sS n pA 2r aA Sps.y ; recto 1; n pA 2r ; verso 6)
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