P. DeM 09
Other nos.: -
Description: Papyrus, 19.5 x 14.5 cm, complete, sheet join at 7 cm from upper edge (Koenig) with text in upright position, papyrus strip 2 cm wide protects lower edge of sheet. Black ink, bold characters, inscribed on one side (H/V), 8 lines perpendicular to fibres. Palimpsest, previous text on recto and verso (top recto = bottom verso, not carefully erased: see traces between recto 5 and 6, and bottom of verso) had longer lines, beginnings of which have disappeared because piece of papyrus has been cut off on the right. See Remarks.
Classification: letter
Keywords: coffin - incense - painting - ruddle - varnish - wax - woodwork - wA.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, 21 and 22, pls. 25 and 25a (description, translation, transcription, photograph); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 672 (transcription); Wente, Letters , 168 and 169, no. 285 (translation)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, Ramesses IX (Kitchen, Wente)
Contents: Chief carpenter MAA.n=i-nxt=f writes to scribe Imn-ms of the vizier about the decoration of a coffin and its lid, with the request to supply incense, ruddle and wax for the preparation of varnish. Unfinished sentence about one aA-nxt . See Remarks.
Terminology: NN n NN (recto 1-2); r nty (recto 2)
Names/Titles: Imn-ms (sS n TAty ; recto 1-2); aA-nxt.w (recto 8); MAA.n=i-nxt=f (Hmw.w wr n nb-tA.wy ; recto 1)
Remarks: Description: s ee Černý, Papyrus Deir El Medineh I, 21, for the remains of the previous text on recto and verso. 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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