P. BM EA 75019 + P. BM EA 10302
Other nos.: P. BM EA 1996-2-17.5; P. Salt 1821; 8/A.131
  
Description: Papyrus sheet, 26.5 x 20.5 cm. The recto (V/H) is half light brown and half dark brown, the verso (H/V) is likewise half light brown and half dark brown. Top recto = bottom verso. On the recto 14 lines and on the verso 16 lines in black ink. Damaged; seen from the recto both at the top and at the lower left corner substantial fragments missing; on the recto beginnings of lines 1-2 and ends of lines 1-3 and 10-14 missing; on the verso beginnings of lines 15-16 and ends of lines 1-3 and 13-16 missing. Two sheet joins discernible: one between lines 2 and 3 and another at the bottom of the recto. The letter had been folded; sixteen folds can be recognized. No address.
Classification: letter
Keywords: arrival - beer - boat - bread - cakes - document - drinking - gold - jewelry - junior - meat - message - metalwork - oil - silver - textile - vessel - weaponry - wine - woodwork
Provenance: P. BM EA 10302 acquired by the British Museum in 1821 with the collection of H. Salt formed in 1818 or 1819 in Thebes. P. BM EA 75019 acquired by the British Museum in 1996 from the collection of W.J. Bankes formed in 1819 in Thebes.
Publication: R.J. Demaree, The Bankes Late Ramesside Papyri (London 2006), 14-19 (description, translation and commentary), pls. 13-16 (photographs and transcriptions); Jac.J. Janssen, Late Ramesside Letters and Communications (London 1991), 37-39, pls. 23-24 (description, photographs, transcription, translation and commentary of P. BM EA 10302)
Dates mentioned: pA Smw (recto 5)
Dates attributed: Late dyn. 20 (Demarée)
Contents: Letter written by a fan-bearer, royal scribe and general to an unknown addressee (see Remarks) containing a series of instructions or orders to deliver a whole range of objects and commodities, while further informing him about dealings with the MSwS .
Terminology: NN [...] (recto 1); r nty (recto 4); hAb (recto 4, 7; verso 4); Sa.t (recto 6)
Names/Titles: an. ( pAy Sms.w ink ; recto 4, 6); an. ( Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; verso 12); an. ( nA aAy n nA MSwS ; verso 9); an. ( nAy=i Sms.w.w ; recto 14); an. ( Hmw.w ; recto 11); an. ( pA Sri n Pn-PA-Ra ; recto 11); an. ( ky Sms.w ink ; recto 4-5); Imtwy ( wr ; verso 12); PA-Ra-1r-Ax.t.y (deity; recto ~2#). Incomplete: [...] ( TAy-xwy Hr wnmy-nswt sS-nswt im.y-r mSa [...] (recto ~1#)
Remarks: Contents: The sender was almost certainly geberal PAy-anx and the addressee most likely the necropolis scribe 9Hwty-ms (Demaree, Bankes Late Ramesside Papyri , 13)

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