P. BM EA 75021
Other nos.: P. BM EA 1996-2.17.7
  
Description: Papyrus sheet, 22.2 x 13.3 cm. The recto (H/V) is greyish brown and the verso (V/H) is middle brown. On the recto 15 lines and on the verso 11 lines in black ink. Top recto = bottom verso. Damaged; only the left half (seen from the recto) of the document is preserved; some big gaps in lines 2-4 of the recto and several other minor gaps; the beginnings of all lines on recto and verso are missing. A few horizontal folds can still be observed. Clear traces of palimpsest, especially on the verso.
Classification: letter
Keywords: arrival - beer - bread - donkey - drinking - grain - message - straw - woodwork
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), 21-24 (description, translation and commentary), pls. 21-24 (photographs and transcriptions)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Late dyn. 20 (Demarée)
Contents: Incomplete letter from the necropolis scribe 9Hwy-ms to his son the necropolis scribe Bw-th-Imn about various agricultural matters and magical protection(?).
Terminology: hAb (recto 10). Incomplete: [...] NN m anx wDA snb Hs.w.t (recto ~1#)
Names/Titles: an. ( pA im.y-r mSa ; recto 14); an. ( nA mDAy ; recto 9, 15; verso ~11#); an. ( nA nb.w ; verso 1); Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w (deity; pAy=i nb ; recto 1); Imn-Htp (verso 7); Bw=th-Imn ( sS n pA 2r ; recto ~1#); PA-anx (recto 11); PAy-pnw (recto ~2#, 6); Pn-tA-Hw.t-nxt ( sS-mSa ; verso ~3#); 0d-nxt ( mDAy ; verso 4-[5]); 7Aw-n-mH.y.t-m-Hb (recto 2, 5 - written 7Aw-mH.y.t-m-Hb , 6; verso 5).
Remarks: -

Record last updated 2007-10-18


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