P. Bibliotheque Nationale 196, I
Other nos.: LRL 19
Description: Papyrus sheet, 15.5 x 19.5 cm. Broken into 6 strips. Complete. Palimpsest. Recto H/V, verso V/H. Top recto = bottom verso. In black ink 7 lines on the recto and 5 lines (including address) on the verso. Address at the bottom of the verso.
Classification: letter
Keywords: bread - document - message
Provenance: Acquired by the Bibliotheque Nationale from the collection of F. Cailliaud formed in 1817 or 1818 in Thebes.
Publication: Spiegelberg, Correspondances , 15 (transcription), pls. I-II (photographs); Černý, Late Ramesside Letters , X and XV (description), 35 (transcription); Janssen, Late Ramesside Letters and Communications , pls. 68-69 (photographs); Wente, Late Ramesside Letters , 52 (translation and commentary); Wente, Letters , 184 no. 305 (translation).
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Late dyn. 20 (Černý); year 10 of wHm ms.w.t of Ramesses XI (Wente)
Contents: A brief letter from the General of Pharaoh (PAy-anx ) to the necropolis scribe 7ry , complaining about the non-delivery of bread-rations to the Meshwesh/Libyans. These rations have to be entrusted to Ax-mnw who will distribute them to the Meshwesh.
Terminology: ix rx=k sw (verso 4); NN n NN (recto ~1#; verso ~5#); Hna Dd (recto 2); Sa.t (recto 6)
Names/Titles: an. (pA im.y-r mSa n Pr-aA anx wDA snb : recto 1; verso 5); an. (nA MSwS ; recto ~4#, 7; verso 3); Ax-mnw (verso 2); 7ry (sS n pA 2r ; recto ~1#; verso ~5# - only sS and written 7rry ). Incomplete: an. (nA (?)... .w n pA 2r ; recto 2-3)
Remarks: -

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