P. Bibliotheque Nationale 196, II
Other nos.: LRL 10
Description: Papyrus sheet, 15.5 x 10 cm. Damaged. A vertical break occurs near the middle of the papyrus. No folds discernible. Palimpsest. Recto V/H, verso H/V. Top recto = bottom verso. In black ink 10 lines of writing on the recto and 6 lines (including address) on the verso. Fragments missing at the upper border and at the left bottom corner cause loss of writing in the middle of line 1 of the recto, at the end of line 1 of the verso and in the middle of line 6 of the verso. Address at the bottom of the verso in somewhat smaller writing.
Classification: letter
Keywords: arrival - copper - document - message - weaponry - work
Provenance: Acquired by the Bibliotheque Nationale from the collection of F. Cailliaud formed in 1817 or 1818 in Thebes.
Publication: Spiegelberg, Correspondances , 19-22 (transcription), pls. III-IV (photographs); Černý, Late Ramesside Letters , VIII-IX and XV (description), 21-22 (transcription); Janssen, Late Ramesside Letters and Communications , pls. 70-71 (photographs); Wente, Late Ramesside Letters , 42-43 (translation and commentary); Wente, Letters , 195-196 no. 316 (translation).
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Late dyn. 20 (Černý); year 10 of wHm ms.w.t of Ramesses XI (Wente)
Contents: From the region of Aswan the necropolis scribe 7ry writes to his son Bw-th-Imn and the necropolis guardian Kr concerning the work of a coppersmith on a number of spears. In an additional note the scribe Ony-3nmw reproves Bw-th-Imn for not writing to him.
Terminology: NN n NN m anx wDA snb m Hs.w.t (recto ~1#-3); NN n NN (verso ~6#); nfr snb=k (recto 10; verso 5); r nty (recto 3); r Dd (recto 7, 8); Hna Dd (verso ~2#); Sa.t (recto 5); ky Dd n NN (verso 1)
Names/Titles: an. (pA im.y-r mSa ; recto 8); an. (nA nTr.w n pA tA ; verso ~1-2#); Imn (deity; verso 4); Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w (pAy=tn nb nfr ; deity; recto 3); ano.t (f.; deity; recto 4); Bw-th-Imn (sS n pA 2r aA Sps.y ; recto 2; sS ; verso ~1#); Pn-tA-Hw.t-nxt (sS ; recto 7); 1m.t-Sri.t (f.; verso 4); 1r (recto 8); 3nmw (deity; recto 3); 4T.t (f.; deity; recto 3); Ony-3nmw (sS ; verso 1); Kri (sAw n pA 2r aA Sps.y n Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; recto 1-2; sAw Kry n pA (written pr ) 2r aA ; verso 6); 7ry (sS n pA 2r aA Sps.y n HH.w m rnp.w.t n Pr-aA ; written 7riwy recto 1; sS n pA (written pr ) 2r aA Sps.y n Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; verso ~6#)
Remarks: -

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