P. DeM 03
Other nos.: -
Description: Papyrus, 23 x 21 cm. Black ink, large characters; recto (V/H) 10 lines perpendicular to fibres, verso (H/V) 1 line at top, top recto = bottom verso. Damaged, bottom of recto lost, only traces of recto 10.
Classification: letter
Keywords: feast - offering - servant - textile - wood - woodwork - mtr.t
Provenance: Probably excavations Deir el-Medina 1928; trapezoid space south of P 1165 (Posener, in: Černý, P. DeM I, vii)
Publication: Černý, Papyrus Deir El Medineh I, 13-15, pls. 18 and 18a (description, annotated translation, commentary, transcription, photograph of recto); Wente, Letters , 140, no. 178 (translation)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: mid-Dyn. 20 (Wente)
Contents: Letter from workman 1Ay to a scribe Ii-m-sbA , reporting on the manufacture of a bed, and asking for materials from the addressee, as well as clothing. Reference to offering to Sobek, a festival, and to a king (Amenhotep I?) . See Remarks.
Terminology: nfr snb=k (verso); NN nD xr.t n NN (recto 1); m anx wDA snb m Hs.w.t (recto 1); r nty (recto 2, 4)
Names/Titles: an. (nAy=k bAk.w ; recto 8); Ii-m-sbA.w (sS ; recto 1); Imn (deity; recto 3); Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w (deity; recto 2); PA-Ra-1r-Ax.t.y (deity; recto, 2); 1Ay (rmT-is.t ; recto 1); 4bk (deity; recto 7) Incomplete: I [...] (king or deity? recto 10)
Remarks: Černý, Papyrus Deir El Medineh I, 13: "recto contient neuf lignes" (sic; cf. photograph and transcription, pls. 18 and 18a). Contents: for the connection between this document and the Chester Beatty, other DeM and Naunakhte papyri, cf. Pestman, in: Gleanings , 155.

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