P. Bibliotheque Nationale 197, V
Other nos.: LRL 20
Description: Papyrus sheet, 14.5 x 19 cm. Damaged. There are many holes and a strip is lost at the top of the recto. Palimpsest, but well washed off. Recto V/H, verso H/V. Top recto = bottom verso. In black ink 4 lines on the recto and 6 lines (including address) on the verso. Only traces of the address. A strip lost at the top of recto and many holes have caused loss of writing in several places.
Classification: letter
Keywords: document - message - rags - textile
Provenance: Acquired by the Bibliotheque Nationale from the collection of F. Cailliaud formed in 1817 or 1818 in Thebes.
Publication: Spiegelberg, Correspondances , 59-60 (transcription); Černý, Late Ramesside Letters , X and XV (description), 35-36 (transcription); Janssen, Late Ramesside Letters and Communications , pl. 78 (photographs); Wente, Late Ramesside Letters , 52-53 (translation and commentary); Wente, Letters , 182 no. 300 (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 scribe 7ry , ordering him to send old clothes which are to be used as bandages to wrap up men, because the General is going on expedition.
Terminology: ix rx sw (verso ~5#); NN n NN (recto ~1#, verso ~6#?); Hna Dd (recto 2); Sa.t (recto 2)
Names/Titles: an. (pA im.y-r mSa n Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; recto ~1#; verso ~6#); 7ry (sS ; recto 2 - written 7riwy ; verso ~6# )
Remarks: -

Record last updated 2004-08-06

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