P. DeM 08 verso
Other nos.: -
Description: Papyrus, 15.5 x 17.5 cm, sheet joins visible at 3 cm and 6.5 cm from upper edge (with text on recto in upright position), recto fibres V/H above lower join and H/V below it. Black ink, recto 9 lines, verso 5 lines, top recto = bottom verso; recto and verso different handwritings(?). Recto and verso palimpsest. Damaged, ends of all lines lost.
Classification: letter
Keywords: -
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, 20, pls. 24 and 24a (description, translation, transcription, photograph); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 671 and 672 (transcription); Wente, Letters , 168, no. 284 (translation)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, Ramesses IX (Kitchen, Wente)
Contents: Unfinished letter by the scribe of the temple of Hathor Imn-ms to the [chief] carpenter MAA.n=i-nxt=f about a joint mission together with the policeman Bs . See Remarks.
Terminology: m anx wDA snb m Hs.w.t (verso ~2#); NN Hr nD xr.t n NN (verso 1-2); r nty (verso [4] - so editor, 5 - nty , sic); Hna Dd (verso 4 - editor: Hna Dd r nty )
Names/Titles: Imn-ms (sS n pr 1w.t-1r nb.t 1w.t ; verso 1 - see Remarks); Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w (deity; verso ~2#); Bs (mDAy ; verso [4]-5); MAA.n=i-nxt=f (Hmw.w wr n nb-tA.wy ; sn of Imn-ms ; verso ~1-2# - see Remarks)
Remarks: Contents: for the connection between this document and the Chester Beatty, other DeM and Naunakhte papyri, cf. Pestman, in: Gleanings , 155. Names, Titles: nb.t 1w.t (verso 1) short for nb.t 1w.t-4xm ? Cf. P. DeM 10 recto 1-2. Verso 1-2: editor reconstructs Hmw.w wr nb tA.wy , but cf. P. DeM 9, 10 and 18.

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