P. BM EA 75018
Other nos.: P. BM EA 1996-2-17.4
Description: Papyrus sheet, 20 x 13.4 cm. The recto (V/H) is dark brown and the verso (H/V) is medium brown. On the recto 10 lines and on the verso 10 lines in black ink. Top recto = bottom verso. Damaged; on the recto beginning of line 10 and ends of lines 1, 4, 7 and 10 lost and on the verso ends of lines 6-9 lost; gaps resulting in loss of writing in all lines on the recto and in lines 3 and 6-10 on the verso; writing much abrased on the verso. Address at the bottom of the verso.
Classification: letter
Keywords: agriculture - bread - grain - grain rations - seed - textile - yarn - xtm
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), 11-14 (description, translation and commentary), pls. 9-12 (photographs and transcriptions)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Late dyn. 20 (Demarée)
Contents: A letter from the chantress of Amun-Re 1nw.t-nTr.w to her sister(?) 6A-di.t-As.t about agricultural matters and ordering clothes to be made.
Terminology: NN n NN m anx wDA snb m Hs.w.t (recto ~1-2#); iw=s n NN (verso 10); nfr snb-t (verso 9); Hna Dd (recto 3)
Names/Titles: an. ( tAy 3 bAk.t s.t-Hm.t ; f.; verso 4); Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w pAy=i nb nfr (deity; recto ~2#-3); ant-m-Hb (f.; verso 2-3); PA-TAw-m-di-mH.y.t-m-Hb (recto 3-4); Niw.t (geo.; recto 9); 1nw.t-nTr.w ( Sma.y.t n Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w ; f.; recto ~1#); 4mn-sxr.w (verso 1-2); Od-1w.t-1r (f.; verso 3); 6A-di.t-As.t ( sn.t=i (?); f.; recto 2; verso 10). Incomplete: PA-sbty-[...] (verso 5-6)
Remarks: -

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