P. DeM 28
Other nos.: -
  
Description: Dark-coloured papyrus, 27.5 x 15 cm. Black ink, recto 12 lines, verso 10 lines plus one upside down over line 10, top recto = bottom verso. Damaged, ends of all lines on recto and of verso 1-8 and 10 lost, beginning of line upside down (verso) lost.
Classification: letter
Keywords: boat - commissioning - document - message - Place of Pharaoh - seal - wages
Provenance: Found together with other documents, 03-1940 (Koenig); see Remarks.
Publication: Černý, Papyrus Deir El Medineh II, 5, pls. 18-19a (description, transcription, photographs); Eyre, GM 98 (1987), 18 and 19 (translation, commentary); Neveu, RdE 41 (1990), 143-152 (translation recto 5-6 and verso 1-5, 7; commentary)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 19 or Dyn. 20 (Koenig)
Contents: The vizier Nfr-rnp.t writes to the chief workmen, saying that he has received their memorandums about wages that are due. The wages will be sent, and the workmen are urged to continue their work.
Terminology: ix rx=tn st (verso 9); NN n NN (recto ~1-2#; verso ~10#); r-a-sS.w (verso 1); Hna Dd (recto ~4#? So Eyre; cf. Koenig: Hna [r nty] ; sic)
Names/Titles: an. (aA n is.t ; recto ~2#); an. (Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; king; recto [3] - place of, ~5#, 12 - place of); an. (nA rwD.w.w n pA 2r ; verso ~10#); Nfr-rnp.t (TAy-xwy Hr wnmy-nswt im.y-r Niw.t TAty ; recto 1; verso 10); Nxw-m-Mw.t (aA n is.t ; recto 2); 9b (sS n nA r.w-pr.w ; recto 8); 9b (sS n TAty ; verso upside down) DAMAGED OA [...] (wab ; recto ~8#)
Remarks: Recto 10 probably written on sheet join. Corrections: Eyre, GM 98 (1987), 19; Koenig, CRIPEL 9 (1987), 32; Allam, BiOr 46 (1989), 32; Winand, CdE 68 (1993), 86. Provenance as described by Koenig is probably area east of Hathor temple precinct; cf. Bruyere, Rapport sur les fouilles de Deir El Medineh 1935-1940 , fasc. I, p. 11; fasc. II, pp. 151 and 152.

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