P. Geneva D 192
Other nos.: LRL 17
Description: Papyrus sheet, 19.5 x 19 cm. Broken into 8 strips increasing in height from bottom to top of the recto. A vertical break in the middle of the papyrus. A horizontal join of the first break must belong to the original roll. Damaged. Palimpsest. Recto V/H, verso H/V. Top recto = bottom verso. In black ink 9 lines on the recto and 1 line, the address 3 cms. from the bottom of the verso. Slight damage at the beginning of line 3 of the recto, and gaps as a result of breaks along the folds have resulted in some loss of writing in several places.
Classification: letter
Keywords: arrival - message
Provenance: Acquired (given to or bought) by the Geneva museum towards 1867.
Publication: Černý, Late Ramesside Letters , IX-X and XVI (description), 33-34 (transcription); Janssen, Late Ramesside Letters and Communications , pls. 61-62 (photographs); Wente, Late Ramesside Letters , 51 (translation and commentary); Wente, Letters , 185 no. 307 (translation).
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Late dyn. 20 (Černý); year 10 of wHm ms.w.t of Ramesses XI (Wente)
Contents: A letter from the general's singer Pn-tA-Hw.t-rs to the necropolis scribe 9Hwty-ms (who is in Thebes) and his family, sending them his best wishes. He asks them to pray for his wellfare and to write him some news.
Terminology: NN NN m anx wDA snb m Hs.w.t (recto 1-~3#); NN n NN (verso 1); hAb (recto 8); Hna Dd r nty (recto 6)
Names/Titles: an. (pA nTr ; recto 7); an. (pAy=i nb ; recto 8); an. (nA Sms.w pAy=i nb ; recto 8); an. (nTr nb nTr.t nb ; recto 4); an. (nTr nb n pAy=i dmi ; deity; recto 7); Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w (deity; recto ~3#); Imn-Ra-1r-Ax.t.y (deity; recto 3); Imn 3nm.t-nHH (deity; recto 7); Pn-tA-Hw.t-rs (Hsy n pA im.y-r mSa (recto 1; verso 1 - without long title); 1m.t-Sri.t (f.; Hs.t ; recto 2); 5d-m-dwA.t (f.; Sma.y.t n Imn ; recto 2); 9Hwty-ms (sS n pA 2r aA Sps.y ; recto ~1#-2; verso 1 - written pr 2r )
Remarks: -

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