P. Louvre N 3169
Other nos.: -
Description: Papyrus, 23.5 x 22 cm. Black ink, one side (H/V), 8 lines. Damaged; ends of lines 1 and 2 lost.
Classification: letter
Keywords: village
Provenance: no indication
Publication: G. Maspero, Mémoires sur quelques papyrus du Louvre , Paris 1875, 110-113 with plate (facsimile, transcription, translation, commentary); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 523 (transcription); see Remarks
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20 (Maspero), Ramesses IX or Ramesses XI (Kitchen; see Remarks)
Contents: Letter by a vizier, urging the addressee to come together with policemen from Pr-Hby.t , and to take note of the "track" (or "condition"?) of the Meshwesh.
Terminology: ix rx=k sw (8); NN r Dd n NN (~1#?)
Names/Titles: an. ( nA MSwS ; 7); an. ( TAty n pA tA ; 1); Pr-Hby.t (geo.; 4) Incomplete/unclear: an. ( nA ... mDAy ; 3-4); 4r- [...] ( Hr.y-mDAy ; 2 - 4r-MnTw ( Hr.y-mDAy ?); see Remarks)
Remarks: Publication: transcription in Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 523 after Maspero. More accurate transcription in Cern Notebook 35.55. Dates attributed, Names, Titles: if the chief policeman 4r-MnTw is mentioned in line 2, the text probably dates to the later reign of Ramesses XI; cf. Cern Community of Workmen , 270.

Record last updated 2007-01-29

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