P. DeM 18
Other nos.: -
Description: Dark beige papyrus, 20 x 20 cm, sheet join between recto 3 and 4. Black ink, recto (H/V) 8 lines, verso (V/H) 2 lines (one near top, one near bottom), top recto = bottom verso. Palimpsest. Damaged (fragmentary).
Classification: letter
Keywords: document - message - woodwork
Provenance: no indication (see Remarks)
Publication: Černý, Papyrus Deir El Medineh II, 1, pls. 1 and 1a (description, transcription, photographs); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VII, 383 and 384 (transcription); Wente, Letters , 167 and 168, no. 282 (translation)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 19 or Dyn. 20 (Koenig); Ramesses IX (Kitchen, Wente)
Contents: Letter from the scribe Imn-ms of the temple of Hathor to the carpenter MAA.n=i-nxt=f about a mAs.t and a small bed.
Terminology: m anx wDA snb m Hs.w.t (recto 2); hAb n (recto 6); Hna Dd (recto 5); NN n NN (verso 2); NN Hr nD xr.t n NN (recto ~1#); Sa.t (recto ~7#)
Names/Titles: Imn-ms (sS n pr 1w.t-1r nb.t 1w.t-4xm ; recto 1, verso 2); Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w (deity; recto 2); MAA.n=i-nxt=f (Hmw.w wr n nb-tA.wy ; verso ~2#); Mr=s-gr (deity; f.; recto ~2#); Nxt-Mnw (recto 8? see Remarks); 1w.t-1r nb.t 1w.t-4xm Hna psD.t=s (deity; f.; recto ~3#) Incomplete: nTr.w [...] (deity; recto ~3#?)
Remarks: Koenig: recto "ecrit sur les fibres horizontales" (p. 1). Provenance perhaps the same as P. DeM 01-17, in view of the correspondents (cf. P. DeM 08 verso, P. DeM 09, P. DeM 10, P. DeM 11, P. DeM 12, P. DeM 13 recto). Names, Titles: name in recto 8 uncertain but probably identical with that in P. DeM 08 recto 7; see there.

Record last updated 2003-07-02

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