P. DeM 11
Other nos.: P. DeM 13; see Remarks
Description: Papyrus, 14 x 15 cm, sheet join at 4 cm from upper edge (with text on recto in upright position). Black ink, recto (V/H) 5 lines, verso (H/V) 6 lines, top recto = top verso. Recto palimpsest, lines of previous text perpendicular to present lines, which run perpendicular to fibres. Damaged, ends of lines on recto and beginnings of lines on verso lost.
Classification: letter
Keywords: document - house - message - Syrian - woodwork
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, 23 and 24, pls. 26-27a (description, translation, transcription, photographs); David, Legal Register , 163 (partial transliteration and translation, commentary); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 268 and 269 (transcription); Wente, Letters , 167, no. 280 (translation)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, Ramesses V ( David, Kitchen, Wente)
Contents: Scribe MAA.n=i-nxt=f writes to scribe Imn-nxt about Syrians ( 2r.y ), the giving of a bed and a chair, and other matters. See Remarks.
Terminology: m anx wDA snb m Hs.w.t (recto ~1#); NN nD xr.t n NN (recto ~1#); r nty (recto ~2#); Sa.t (verso 4)
Names/Titles: an. (2r.y 3; verso 5); Imn-nxt (sS ; recto 1); PA-Ra-1r-Ax.t.y (deity; recto [1]-2); MAA.n=i-nxt=f (sS ; recto 1); Mr=s-gr Hnw.t Imn.t.t (deity; f.; recto ~2#-3); nA nTr.w nb.w WAs.t (deity; recto ~3#); 2rr.y (f.; verso 1(?), ~4#(?); see Remarks)
Remarks: Numbers : this document is referred to as "P. DeM 13" in Černý Notebook 113.28 and in Černý MSS.3.278-9 (Magee, Malek, Checklist , 17). Contents: for the connection between this document and the Chester Beatty, other DeM and Naunakhte papyri, cf. Pestman, in: Gleanings , 155. Names, Titles: 2rry (?) in verso 1 and ~4# proper name? Group writing 2A-rw-rA-y , which is different from group writing 2A-rw-y "Syrians" in verso 5.

Record last updated 2010-10-08

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