P. DeM 05
Other nos.: -
Description: Papyrus, 18.5 x 21 cm, complete, sheet join along lower edge of recto (with text in upright position). Black ink, recto (V/H) 7 lines perpendicular to fibres, verso (H/V) 5 lines, top recto = bottom verso. Recto and verso palimpsest.
Classification: letter
Keywords: bread - companion - junior - message - oil
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, 18 and 19, pls. 21 and 21a (description, annotated translation, trnscription, photographs); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 265 and 266 (transcription); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 29-31, no. 3.B (translation, commentary); Sweeney, JEA 84 (1998), 106-108 (translation, commentary); Wente, Letters ; 151, no. 210 (translation)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, Ramesses V (Kitchen, Wente)
Contents: Anonymous sender is worried about the behaviour of the addressee (equally anonymous) towards him. The addressee is reproached for not listening, and for not sending one hin of oil to the sender. He is now asked to send some soaked bread. See Remarks.
Terminology: nfr snb=k (verso 5); r nty (recto 1); hAb (recto 2, verso 1); Hna Dd (recto 1); ky Dd (verso 3)
Names/Titles: Imn (deity; verso 2); nA nTr.w nb.w p.t tA (deity; recto 1)
Remarks: Contents: same correspondents in P. DeM 04-06 according to Černý, Papyrus Deir El Medineh I, 15-19, but not according to Sweeney, JEA 84 (1998), 101-122. For the connection between this document and the Chester Beatty, other DeM and Naunakhte papyri, cf. Pestman, in: Gleanings , 155.

Record last updated 2007-01-23

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