P. Bibliotheque Nationale 196, III
Other nos.: LRL 31
  
Description: Papyrus sheet, 18 x 20 cm. Damaged. Recto H/V, verso V/H. Palimpsest. Top recto = bottom verso. In black ink 11 lines on the recto and 11 lines (including address) on the verso. A large fragment is missing at the upper left of the recto, causing the ends of lines 1-3 of the recto and the ends of lines 7-11 on the verso are lost. Also the beginning of line 2 on the recto is lost. Address at the bottom of the verso.
Classification: letter
Keywords: dates - document - junior - message - metalwork - oracle - vessel - weaponry
Provenance: Acquired by the Bibliotheque Nationale from the collection of F. Cailliaud formed in 1817 or 1818 in Thebes.
Publication: Spiegelberg, Correspondances , 52-53 (transcription), pls. V-VI (photographs); Černý, Late Ramesside Letters , XII and XV (description), 51-52 (transcription); Janssen, Late Ramesside Letters and Communications , pls. 72-73 (photographs); Wente, Late Ramesside Letters , 67-68 (translation and commentary); Wente, Letters , 199 no. 321(translation).
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Late dyn. 20 (Černý); year 10 of wHm ms.w.t of Ramesses XI (Wente)
Contents: A letter from the general's singer Pn-tA-Hw.t-rs (who is in Elephantine) to the scribe Bw-th-Imn and others in Western Thebes, instructing to look after the little children and his father, and to accomplish some commissions. He reports to have received a letter from the father of Bw-th-Imn (who is in Nubia) and that he has caused his case to be submitted before the oracle of Khnum, with a favorable response.
Terminology: NN n NN m anx wDA snb m Hs.w.t (recto ~1-5# ? ); r nty (recto 5 - written nty ); r Dd (verso 2, 3); hAb (verso 3, 5(?), ~9#); Hna Dd (recto 7); Sa.t (verso 2, 3); Dd n NN r nty (verso 1-2)
Names/Titles: an. (pAi=i it ; recto 9; pAy=k it ; verso 2); an. (pAy=k sn ; verso 3-4); an. ([...] sn ; verso ~6#-~7#); an. (nA aDd.w Sri.w ; recto 8; verso ~9#); an. (nTr.w nb.w Abw ; deities; recto 6); an. (Hmw.w ; recto ~3#); an. (f.; Sma.y.t ; recto ~4#); Ax-mnw (mHnk (?); recto 3); Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w (deity; recto ~5#); Imn-Ra-1r-Ax.t.y (deity; recto ~5#); ano.t (f.; deity; recto 6); Bw-th-Imn (sS ; recto ~2#; verso 1); Pn-tA-Hw.t-rs (Hsy n pA im.y-r mSa ; recto ~1# (Pn written PA ); verso 11 - Hsy only); 1m.t-Sri.t (f.; Sma.y.t n Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w (recto ~3#-4); 1r (sS ; verso 6); 3nmw (deity; recto 6; verso 5, 10); 4T.t (f.; deity; recto 6); 6Ay-mDAy (f.; verso 8); 6wA (f.; Sma.y.t n Imn ; verso ~6#). Incomplete: [...] sn nb ink (verso ~6-7#); Hmw.w (recto ~3#); Sma.y.t (recto ~4#)
Remarks: -

Record last updated 2007-10-15


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