P. Geneva D 187
Other nos.: LRL 26
Description: Papyrus sheet, 17 x 16.5 cm. No folds discernible. Damaged. Recto V/H, verso H/V. Top recto = bottom verso. In black ink 8 lines on the recto and 7 lines (including address) on the verso. Damaged at the left edge, causing loss of writing at the ends of all lines. Address at the bottom of the verso.
Classification: letter
Keywords: agriculture - arrival - beating - conflict - message - work
Provenance: Acquired (given to or bought by) the Geneva museum towards 1867.
Publication: Černý, Late Ramesside Letters , XI and XVI (description), 41-42 (transcription); Janssen, Late Ramesside Letters and Communications , pls. 57-58 (photographs); Wente, Late Ramesside Letters , 57-58 (translation and commentary); Wente, Letters , 178 no. 294 (translation).
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Late dyn. 20 (Černý); early wHm ms.w.t of Ramesses XI (Wente)
Contents: A letter from a steward/majordomo and mayor of Thebes to the necropolis scribe 7ry (who is in Western Thebes) concerning a conflict between his retainer and a workman who has been neglecting work and leaving the harvest to spoil.
Terminology: NN n NN m anx wDA snb m Hs.w.t (recto ~1-2#); NN n NN (verso ~7#); r Dd (recto 6; verso 1, 3); hAb (recto ~3#); Hna Dd (recto 3)
Names/Titles: an. (pAy rmT-ist ; recto ~4#; verso ~1#); an. (pAy rmT ; recto 7; verso ~5# (written pA rmT ) ); an. (pAy=i Sms.w ; recto 8; verso ~2#, ~3#); an. (pAy=k Hr.y (recto 6); Imn-Ra nswt-nTr.w pAy=k nb (deity; recto ~2#); 7ry (sS n pA 2r (written pr 2r ); recto 2; verso ~7#). Incomplete: [...]- a (?) -tw-rf (im.y-r pr HA.t.y-a n Niw.t Hr.y-pD.t n nA pD.w.t Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; recto ~1#; verso 7 - title only (pA HA.t.y-a n Niw.t, aA n pr) )
Remarks: -

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