P. Geneva D 191
Other nos.: LRL 37
  
Description: Papyrus sheet, 24 x 22 cm. Damaged. Broken into 11 horizontal strips increasing in height from bottom to top of the recto. Recto V/H, verso H/V. Top recto = bottom verso. In black ink 17 lines of writing on the recto and 22 lines on the verso. Right-hand top corner of the recto is missing, resulting in slight damages to line 1 of the recto and loss of writing in the beginnings of lines 19-22 of the verso. Breaks as a result of folding have caused further slight loss of writing in several places. No address. Corrections by the scribe in recto 10, 14 and verso 6, 13.
Classification: letter : account
Keywords: arrival - boat - bread - conflict - document - grain - grain rations - granary - inspection - measuring - message - offering - oil(?) - oipe (utensil) - salt - seal - sending out - storehouse - temple - term - textile - onb.t
Provenance: Acquired (given to or bought) by the Geneva museum towards 1867.
Publication: Černý, Late Ramesside Letters , XII-XIII and XVI (description), 57-60 (transcription); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 303-307 (translation); Janssen, Late Ramesside Letters and Communications , pls. 59-60 (photographs); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 44-45 no. 19 (translation) ; Quack, in: Mélanges Neveu , 259-263 (transliteration, translation and commentary of rt. 12-17); Sweeney, JEA 80 (1994), 208-212 (translation of a part of the text, commentary); Wente, Late Ramesside Letters , 71-74 (translation and commentary); Wente, Letters , 174-175 no. 290 (translation)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 2 II Ax.t sw 27 (verso ~1-2#); III Ax.t sw 2 (verso 2)
Dates attributed: Late dyn. 20 (Černý); year 2 of wHm ms.w.t of Ramesses XI (Wente)
Contents: A long letter from the chantress of Amon-Re 1nw.t-tA.wy to the necropolis scribe Ns-Imn-m-Ip.t , informing him about problems with incomplete deliveries of emmer and grain for the necropolis workmen and for the divine offerings. Next she tells him not to worry about his father, whose condition is all right: he has won a case in court in the presence of Pharaoh who has bestowed his favors upon him. Further she mentions that a general and some men are going to the temple (Medinet Habu) and the office of prophet was given by the king to someone. Finally she orders him to send someone (but the reason remains unclear because of the damaged text lines).
Terminology: ir n (recto 16); NN n NN m anx wDA snb m Hs.w.t (recto ~1#-2); r Dd (recto 13, 16; verso 7, 11, 19); hAb (recto 5, 12, 13; verso 7, 11, 19); Sa.t (recto 7, 15; verso 18, ~21#)
Names/Titles: an. ( pA im.y-r mSa n tA s.t mry 9Hwty ; verso 16); an. ( pA im.y-r Snw.t.y (verso 4); an. ( pA wHa ; recto 10); an. ( pA xAy (recto 8); an. ( pAy ms-2r ; recto 10); an. ( pAy=k it ; verso 6, 9, 9, ~11-12#); an. ( Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; king; verso 9, 10, ~11#, 12, 18); an. ( nA rmT ; recto 15); an. ( nA Hwty.w ; recto ~6#); an. ( nA sr.w ; verso ~10#, 12); an. ( nAy=f rmT ; verso 10); an. ( nTr.w nb.w WAs.t ; deities; recto 3); an. ( Hm-nTr n Nb.t-ww ; verso ~17#); an. ( sm pA aA n pr ; verso 17); an. ( TAty ; recto 7; verso 19); Imn (deity; granary of; recto 11; verso 19); Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w (deity; recto 2, 4 - pAy=k nb nfr ); Imn-Ra-1r-Ax.t.y (deity; recto 2); Imn 3nm.t-nHH (deity; recto 17; verso 3, 5); It-nfr ( wHa ; recto 13); a mH.t.y (geo.; verso 13); PA-wnS ( wab n pr Mw.t ; verso 11); PA-Ra-Hr-wnm=f (verso 8); PA-sny (verso 4); Pn-tA-Hw.t-nxt ( sS ; recto 6); Mw.t (f.; deity; recto 3); Mn-mAa.t-Ra-nxt ( im.y-r pr-HD im.y-r Snw.t.y ; verso 15); Ns-Imn-m-Ip.t ( it-nTr ; verso 18); Ns-Imn-m-Ip.t ( sS n pA 2r ; recto ~1#); Ns-pA-mdw-Sps.y ( pA im.y-r pr n Imn wab ; verso 7); 1nw.t-tA.wy (f.; Sma.y.t n Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w ; recto ~1#); 1r ( sS-wDH.w ; verso ~16#); 2nsw (deity; recto 3); 4ry ( sS ; recto 8); tA H w.t n.t HH.w rnp.w.t (geo.; verso ~16-17#); 7mA (verso ~14#). Incomplete: [...]- Imn -[...] (verso 19)
Remarks: -

Record last updated 2011-11-01


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