P. DeM 12
Other nos.: P. DeM 11; see Remarks
Description: Two fragments of papyrus sheet, 10 x 17 cm and 6 x 17 cm. Black ink, recto (V/H) 7 lines, verso (H/V) 3 lines plus one at lower edge, top recto = bottom verso. Recto and verso palimpsest, lines of previous text run perpendicularly to those of present text. Damaged, beginnings of all lines lost.
Classification: letter
Keywords: commissioning - junior - sending out - working
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, 24 and 25, pls. 28 and 28a (description, translation, transcription, photographs); Wente, Letters , 169, no. 287 (translation)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, Ramesses IX (Wente)
Contents: Unknown sender (scribe Imn-ms of Hathor temple?) writes to carpenter MAA.n=i-nxt=f about people he has sent to him. Damaged lines might have contained references to other affairs. See Remarks.
Terminology: m anx wDA snb m Hs.w.t (recto ~2#); NN n NN (verso address); NN Hr nD xr.t n NN (recto ~1#); Hna Dd (recto 4)
Names/Titles: an. (Xrd.w of MAA.n=i-nxt=f ; recto 6); an. (DA [...] of MAA.n=i-nxt=f ; recto 6); Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w (deity; recto 2); PA-Ra-1r-Ax.t.y (deity; recto 2); PtH (deity; verso 1); MAA.n=i-nxt=f (Hmw.w n nb-tA.wy ; recto ~1#; verso ~address#); nTr.w nTr.w.t nb.w WAs.t (deity; recto ~3#)
Remarks: Numbers : this document is referred to as "P. DeM 11" in Černý Notebook 113.25,26,31 and in Černý MSS.3.280 (Magee, Malek, Checklist , 17). Contents: sender probably Imn-ms ; note trace of snake in recto 1 and formula Hna Dd (cf. P. DeM 08 verso). For the connection between this document and the Chester Beatty, other DeM and Naunakhte papyri, cf. Pestman, in: Gleanings , 155.

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