P. BM EA 75016
Other nos.: P. BM EA 1996-2-17.2
Description: Papyrus sheet, max. 12 x 21 cm. The recto (V/H) greyish brown and the verso (H/V) orange-brown. On the recto 7 lines and on the verso 5 lines in black ink. Top recto = bottom verso. Damaged; only the lower half of the original letter has been preserved; several gaps resulting in lacunae in almost all lines. The verso shows clear signs of being palimpsest.
Classification: letter
Keywords: agriculture - arrival - commisioning - document - grain(?) - inundation - junior - message - temple
Provenance: Acquired by the British Museum in 1996 from the collection of W.J. Bankes formed in 1819 in Thebes.
Publication: R.J. Demarée, The Bankes Late Ramesside Papyri (London 2006), 9-10 (description, translation and commentary), pls. 5-6 (photographs and transcriptions)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Late dyn. 20 (Demarée)
Contents: The lower half of a letter by an unknown sender to an unknown addressee about a field, the harvest, the inundation and an affair concerning a young man.
Terminology: hAb (verso 3); nfr snb=k (verso 5); Sa.t (recto 7)
Names/Titles: an. ( pAy Aaa ; recto 6; verso ~1#?); an. ( pAy aDd Sri ; recto 7); an. ( pAy=i Hr.y ; verso 3); an. ( pAy=f it ; recto 3); Nxt ( mDAy ; recto ~2#?); 4bk (deity; temple of; recto 2)
Remarks: -

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