P. Nevill
Other nos.: -
  
Description: Papyrus, 25.3 x 22 cm, inscribed in black ink(?). Recto (V/H) one column 7 lines, verso (V/H) one column 6 lines. Top recto = bottom verso. Palimpsest: traces of an old text in black ink(?) written in a smaller hand perpendicularly to present text on verso. Damaged (fragmentary): ends of recto 1-2 lost, upper part of beginning of recto 2, 4 lost, upper part of middle of recto 2, 4 lost, middle of verso 1 lost, end of verso 4, 5 lost.
Classification: letter - oracle
Keywords: message - oracle - place - procession - temple - textile
Provenance: Purchased by T. G. Nevill at some point before 1903 in London.
Publication: J. Barns, JEA 35 (1949), 69-71, pl. VI (photographs, description, transcription, translation, commentary); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 109-110 no. 79 (translation, commentary); Sweeney, Correspondence and Dialogue , 59, 239 (transliteration and translation of verso 2-4, recto 1-3, recto 5-verso1, commentary); Wente, Letters , 219 no. 355 (translation)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20 (Barns: "late Ramesside"); late dyn. 20 (McDowell, Wente).
Contents: A letter written by an anonymous author to a god asking the latter to make an oracle decision concerning textiles.
Terminology: nfr snb=k (verso 6); hAb (recto 3, 4, verso 3)
Names/Titles: an. ( pA sS n pA 2r ; recto 7(?); see Remarks); an. ( rmT ; recto 2); an. ( TAty ; verso 1); As.t (f.; verso 4); 1r ( pAy sS n 1w.t Wsr-mAa.t-Ra Mry-Imn anx wDA snb ; recto 3-4); 1r-m-Hb anx wDA snb ( k ing; temple of ; recto 7)
Remarks: Names, Titles: reading an. (pA sS n pA 2r ; recto 7) is not entirely certain. Barns, JEA 35 (1949), 69, 71 note 7.

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