P. Turin Cat. 1945 + P. Turin Cat. 1974
Other nos.: LRL 24
Description: Papyrus sheet, 21.5 x 21 cm. No folds visible, but there is a vertical break in the middle of the papyrus. Damaged. Palimpsest. Recto V/H, verso H/V. Top recto = bottom verso. In black ink 9 lines on the recto and 8 lines (including address) on the verso. Address at the bottom of the verso. Some damage at right edge and many holes have caused loss of writing in several places.
Classification: letter
Keywords: arrival - departure - document - message
Provenance: Acquired by the Piedmont Government for the Turin museum in 1823 with the collection of B. Drovetti formed around 1818 in Thebes.
Publication: Černý, Late Ramesside Letters , X-XI and XV (description), 39-40 (transcription); Janssen, Late Ramesside Letters and Communications , pls. 97-98 (photographs); Wente, Late Ramesside Letters , 56 (translation and commentary); Wente, Letters , 182 no. 299 (translation).
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Late dyn. 20 (Černý); year 7 of wHm ms.w.t of Ramesses XI (Wente)
Contents: A letter from the second prophet of Amon-Re 1oA-nfr to the necropolis scribe 7ry (who is in Thebes), asking him to write a letter and to pray for his safe return. This is followed by a communication of the servant of the second prophet Pn-Hr-Sfy.t , informing him that 1m.t-Sri.t is allright, and asking to pray for his safe return.
Terminology: m Hs.w.t nTr.w rmT (verso 3); nfr snb=k (verso ~7#); NN n NN m anx wDA snb m Hs.w.t (recto ~1-2#, 8-9); NN n NN (verso 8); r nty (verso 3); hAb (recto 6; verso ~6#); Hna Dd (recto [2], 5); Sa.t (recto 6; verso 5)
Names/Titles: an. (nTr nb nTr.t nb.t ; deities; recto 3; verso 1-2); Imn-PA-Ra-1r-Ax.t.y (deity; verso 1); Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w (deity; recto ~2#, 4, 7, ~9#; verso 5); Imn-Ra-1r-Ax.t.y (deity; recto 2); Pn-Hr-Sfy.t (sDm n pA Hm-nTr sn.nw n Imn (recto ~8#-9); 1m.t-Sri.t (f.; verso 3); 1oA-nfr (Hm-nTr sn.nw n Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w ; recto 1; verso 8); 7ry (sS n pA 2r aA Sps.y ; recto 1 - written pr 2r ; recto 8-9 - sS n pA 2r aA Sps.y n HH.w rnp.w.t ; verso 8)
Remarks: C ontents: an almost identical letter is P. BM EA 10300 (LRL 23).

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