P. Bournemouth 17/1931
Other nos.: LRL 44
Description: Papyrus sheet, 24.5 x 10 cm. Palimpsest. Recto H/V, verso V/H. Top recto = bottom verso. In black ink 14 lines of writing on the recto and 10 lines (including address) on the verso. Damaged at the left and as a result the second half of all lines on recto and verso are lost. Address at the bottom of the verso. Correction by the scribe in recto 3.
Classification: letter
Keywords: army - arrival (?) - cattle - message - temple - vegetables - vessel
Provenance: Formerly in the Blackmore Museum, Salisbury. Presented in 1931 to the museum of the Bournemouth Natural Science Society. According to a slip preserved with the papyrus: "found in the coffin of an Egyptian Mummy, at Thebes in Upper Egypt, in Febr. 1820. Presented by Mrs. Anthony Hamilton, The Palace."
Publication: Černý, Late Ramesside Letters , XIII-XIV and XVI (description); 65 (transcription of recto); Janssen, Late Ramesside Letters and Communications , 55 (description, transcription and commentary of verso), pl. 55 (photographs); Wente, Late Ramesside Letters , 77-78 (translation and commentary of recto).
Dates mentioned: II Ax.t sw 19 (recto ~11#)
Dates attributed: Late dyn. 20 (Černý, Wente); year 6 of wHm ms.w.t of Ramesses XI or later (Wente)
Contents: An incomplete letter from/to a chantress of Amon-Re to/from a necropolis official concerning i.a. some vessels of smaragdus, orders of the vizier, some oxen, an army scribe.
Terminology: iw=s n (verso 10); NN n NN m anx wDA snb m Hs.w.t (recto ~1-2#); r Dd (verso 2); hAb (recto [4]); Hna Dd (recto 4)
Names/Titles: an. (Aaa ; recto 12); an. (nA Hmt.y.w ; recto 6); an. (nTr.w nb.w WAs.t ; deities; recto 3); an. (sm ; recto 13); an. (TAty ; recto 7; verso 4); Imn (deity; recto ~10#); Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w (deity; recto [2], [2]); Mw.t (f.; deity; recto 3); 2nsw (deity; recto 3); OA-Sw.t.y (sS-mSa n tA 1w.t ; verso ~1#); 6A-bAk.t (f.; recto 14). Incomplete: [...] (... n pA 2r ; recto 1-2); [...] (f.; Sma.y.t n Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w ; recto 1); [...] (f.; Sma.y.t n Imn ; recto 14); [...]- Hnw.t (f.; verso 1-2 - possibly 6Ay=w-Hnw.t ); [...]- pw (?; verso 5-6)
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