P. DeM 10
Other nos.: -
  
Description: Papyrus, 21.5 x 14.5 cm. Black ink, recto (V/H) 10 lines, verso (H/V) 11 lines, top recto = bottom verso. Recto and verso palimpsest, lines of previous text run perpendicular to those of present text (see Remarks). Damaged (very fragmentary), beginnings of recto 3-7 and verso 1, 2, 5-9, and ends of all lines on recto and verso lost.
Classification: letter - memorandum
Keywords: cattle - complaint - grain - grapes - oil - ibw
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, 22 and 23, pls. 26-27a (description, translation, transcription, photographs); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 672 and 673 (transcription); Wente, Letters , 169, no. 286 (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 temple of Hathor about an item to be delivered and the castration of a calf(?). Request to send grapes and ibw . Memorandum with regard to a chantress of Amonrasonter about a calf required as an offering. Statement concerning barley of bad quality, and a delivery of oil. See Remarks.
Terminology: m anx wDA snb m Hs.w.t (recto 2); NN nD xr.t n NN (recto ~1#-2); r nty (verso 3); sxA.w r NN (verso 2)
Names/Titles: an. (Sma.y.t n Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w ; f.; verso ~2#); Imn-ms (sS n pr 1w.t-1r nb.t 1w.t-4xm ; recto ~1#-2); Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w (deity; recto ~2-3#); MAA.n=i-nxt=f (Hmw.w wr n nb-tA.wy ; recto 1); Mw.t (deity; f.; recto 3); Mr=s-gr (deity; f.; recto 3); 1r-Ax.t.y (deity; recto 2); 2nsw (deity; recto 3)
Remarks: Description: p revious text on recto and verso was literary text (Černý, Papyrus Deir El Medineh I, 22 and 23). Sheet join (not observed by Černý) visible on photograph pl. 26a, just below upper edge (with text in upright position)? Contents: 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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