P. Bibliotheque Nationale 197, II
Other nos.: LRL 11
Description: Papyrus sheet, 13.5 x 19.5 cm. Damaged. Broken into 6 strips increasing in height from bottom to top of the recto. Vertical break in the middle of the papyrus. Palimpsest. Recto V/H, verso H/V. Top recto = bottom verso. In black ink 6 lines of writing on the recto and 2 lines (including address) on the verso. Address at the bottom of the verso. Right lower edge of papyrus broken off, causing loss of writing in the beginnings of all lines on recto and verso. At the ends of lines 1 and 2 of the recto there is a slight loss of writing.
Classification: letter
Keywords: document - message
Provenance: Acquired by the Bibliotheque Nationale from the collection of F. Cailliaud formed in 1817 or 1818 in Thebes.
Publication: Spiegelberg, Correspondances , 23-24 (transcription); Černý, Late Ramesside Letters , IX and XV (description), 22-23 (transcription); Janssen, Late Ramesside Letters and Communications , pl. 75 (photographs); Wente, Late Ramesside Letters , 43-44 (translation and commentary); Wente, Letters , 201-202 no. 326 (translation).
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Late dyn. 20 (Černý); wHm ms.w.t of Ramesses XI (Wente)
Contents: The necropolis administrator 1r-n-Imn-pna-n=f urges the necropolis scribe 7ry (who is on a mission) to look for a certain person and seek him out. He further tells 7ry not to worry about his relatives.
Terminology: NN NN m anx wDA snb m Hs.w.t (recto ~1-2#); NN NN (verso 2); hAb (verso 1); Hna Dd (recto 5); Sa.t (recto 5)
Names/Titles: an. (pA im.y-r mSa ; recto 4); an. (nTr.w nb.w WAs.t ; deities; recto 3); Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w (deity; recto 2, ~2#, ~3#); Imn-on (recto 6); Mw.t (f.; deity; recto 3); 1r-n-Imn-pna-n=f (rwD.w n pA 2r ; recto 1-~2#; rwD.w ; verso 2); 2nsw (deity; recto 3); 7ry (sS n pA 2r ; written 7rry recto ~1#; verso ~2#)
Remarks: -

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