P. Bibliotheque Nationale 197, IV
Other nos.: LRL 07
Description: Papyrus sheet, 9.5 x 21 cm. Complete. Broken into 7 narrow strips. Seems palimpsest. Recto V/H, verso H/V. Top recto = bottom verso. In black ink 6 lines of writing on the recto and 3 lines (including address) on the verso. The address is written upside down in respect to the text of the verso.
Classification: letter
Keywords: junior - message
Provenance: Acquired by the Bibliotheque Nationale from the collection of F. Cailliaud formed in 1817 or 1818 in Thebes.
Publication: Spiegelberg, Correspondances , 31-32 (transcription); Černý, Late Ramesside Letters , VIII (description), 13 (transcription); Janssen, Late Ramesside Letters and Communications , pl. 77 (photographs); Wente, Late Ramesside Letters , 32-33 (translation and commentary); Wente, Letters , 200 no. 323 (translation).
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Late dyn. 20 (Černý); year 10 of wHm ms.w.t of Ramesses XI (Wente)
Contents: On his mission to the south the necropolis scribe 9Hwty-ms writes to the guardian of the necropolis Kr, asking him to take care of the lady 5d-m-dwA.t and her children, and to pray to Amon to bring him back safely from the wild country where he dwells. A further communication to the lady 6Ay=w-Hnw.t consists of polite phrases only.
Terminology: iw=s n NN (verso 3); NN n NN m anx wDA snb Hs.w.t (recto 1-2); nfr snb=t (verso 2); hAb (recto 4; verso 2); Hna Dd r nty (recto 3); ky Dd n NN (verso 1)
Names/Titles: an. (nA nTr.w Dr.w ; deities; verso 1); an. (nAy=s aDd.w Sri.w ; of 5d-m-dwA.t ; recto 5); an. (nTr nb nTr.t nb.t ; deities; recto 2); Imn (deity; recto 4, 6; verso 1); Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w (deity; recto 2); Yar (geo.; recto 6); PA-Ra (deity; recto 4); PtH (deity; recto 4); 5d-m-dwA.t (f.; recto 5); Kr (sAw, recto 1; sAw n pA 2r , verso 3); 6Ay=w-Hnw.t (Sma.y.t n Imn ; f.; verso ~1#); 9Hwty-ms (sS n pA 2r aA Sps.y n HH.w m rnp.w.t n Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; recto 1)
Remarks: -

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