P. BM EA 75017
Other nos.: P. Bankes II
Description: Papyrus sheet, 7.5 x 20.5 cm. Damaged. Two folds discernible. Recto V/H, verso H/V. Top recto = top verso. In black in 4 lines of writing on the recto and 1 line (the address) on the verso. A fragment broken off at the left-hand border, causing the end of line 1 of the recto to be missing.
Classification: letter
Keywords: document - message - woodwork
Provenance: Acquired by the British Museum in 1996 from the collection of W. Bankes formed in 1819 in Thebes. See Remarks
Publication: Demarée, Bankes Late Ramesside Papyri , 10, 11, 40 and 41 (photographs, transcription, translation, commentary); Edwards, JEA 68 (1982), 132-133 (description, translation, transcription and commentary), pl. XIII (photographs); Wente, Letters , 203 no. 330 (translation).
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Late dyn. 20 (Demarée); l ate dyn. 20 or beginning dyn. 21 (Edwards); during wHm ms.w.t of Ramesses XI (Wente)
Contents: A brief communication from the necropolis scribe 7ry to the necropolis scribe Bw-th-Imn , telling him to read out a letter to Ptr-pAy=i-nb and then put it in his box.
Terminology: n NN (recto 1; without n ); NN n NN (verso 1); Sa.t (recto 1, 2)
Names/Titles: Bw-th-Imn (sS ; recto 1; n pA 2r ; verso 1); Ptr-pAy=i-nb (recto 1, 2); 7ry (sS n pA 2r aA Sps.y ; verso 1)
Remarks: Provenance: Contrary to what Edwards ( JEA 68, 126) states, Bankes collected his papyri most probably durung his second visit in 1819.

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