P. Bibliotheque Nationale 198, I
Other nos.: LRL 45
  
Description: Papyrus sheet, 23 x 17.5 cm. Damaged. Recto V/H, verso H/V. Top recto = bottom verso. In black ink 16 lines of writing on the recto and 8 lines (including address) on the verso. Broken off at the top and the upper right-hand corner, causing loss of writing in the beginning of lines 1 and 2 of the recto. Address at the bottom of the verso.
Classification: letter
Keywords: arrival - departure - document - message - offering - place - sending out - smd.t
Provenance: Acquired by the Bibliotheque Nationale from the collection of F. Cailliaud formed in 1817 or 1818 in Thebes.
Publication: Spiegelberg, Correspondances , 64-65 (transcription); Černý, Late Ramesside Letters , XIV and XV (description), 65-67 (transcription); Janssen, Late Ramesside Letters and Communications , pls. 80-81 (photographs); Wente, Late Ramesside Letters , 78-79 (translation and commentary); Wente, Letters , 198-199 no. 320 (translation); Grandet, in Les Artistes de Pharaon , 121 no. 64 (photograph of verso)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Late dyn. 20 (Černý); year 10 of wHm ms.w.t of Ramesses XI (Wente)
Contents: A letter almost certainly addressed to the necropolis scribe 9Hwty-ms (on the second expedition with his superior) from a functionary attached to the temple of Ramesses III (Medinet Habu), praying to the gods to bring him back safely, informing him about his family and, after mentioning that the addressee had already sent three papyrus letters to Bw-th-Imn, asking for news to be sent via a messenger.
Terminology: NN n NN m anx wDA snb m Hs.w.t (recto ~1-2#); nfr snb=k (verso 7); r nty (recto 11); r Dd (recto 12); hAb (recto 11, 16; verso 3, 4, 5); sxr.t Sa.t (verso 3); Sa.t (verso 5)
Names/Titles: an. (bA.w ; deities; recto 6); an. (pA im.y-r mSa pAy=k nb ; recto 9); an. (pAy=k Hr.y ; recto 15; called pAy=f Hr.y in verso 2); an. (psD.t=f ; deities; of Imn 3nm.t-nHH ; recto 3); an. (nA nTr.w nTr.w.t nb.w WAs.t ; deities; recto ~3#); an. (nAy=i rmT ; recto 12); an. (nAy=k rmT ; recto 13); an. (nAy=i smd.t ; recto 12); an. (nTr nb nTr.t nb.t ; deities; recto 5); Imn-m-Ip.t (deity; recto 5; written Imn-n-Ip.t ); Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w (deity; recto ~2#, 2, 10); Imn 3nm.t-nHH (deity; recto ~3#, 7); Imn 9sr-s.t pA nb n tA Imn.t.t (deity; recto 4); Bw-th-Imn (Ss ; verso 4); Pn-tA-Hw.t-nxt (sS-mSa ; recto ~11#); Pn-tA-Hw.t-nxt ( Sms.w ; verso 6); Mw.t (f.; deity; recto ~3#); Mr=s-gr Hnw.t Imn.t.t (f.; deity; recto ~4#); 2nsw (deity; recto 3). Incomplete: [...] ([...] tA Hw.t nswt-bity Wsr-mAa.t-Ra Mry-Imn m pr Imn ; recto 1-2); [...] ([...] pA 2r ; verso 8)
Remarks: -

Record last updated 2003-08-13


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