P. Turin Cat. 1971
Other nos.: LRL 16
  
Description: Papyrus sheet, 19.5 x 22 cm. Two joins are visible, 3 and 15 cm from the top of recto. Only 2 strips at the top of the recto discernible. Damaged. Palimpsest. Recto V/H, verso H/V. Top recto = bottom verso. In black ink 15 lines on the recto and 12 lines (including address) on the verso. Address at 2 cm from the bottom of the verso. Damaged right edge damaged and some gaps have caused some loss of writing in several places.
Classification: letter
Keywords: arrival - boat - commissioning - document - junior - message - offering - temple - weaponry
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 , IX and XV (description), 31-33 (transcription); Janssen, Late Ramesside Letters and Communications , pls. 92-93 (photographs); Wente, Late Ramesside Letters , 49-51 (translation and commentary); Wente, Letters , 192-193 no. 314 (translation).
Dates mentioned: I Smw sw 20 (verso 14a)
Dates attributed: Late dyn. 20 (Černý); year 10 of wHm ms.w.t of Ramesses XI (Wente)
Contents: A long letter to the necropolis scribe 9Hwty-ms (who recently left on a journey south to Nubia) from the necropolis scribe Bw-th-Imn , the chantress of Amon-Re 5d-m-dwA.t and the chantress of Amon 1m.t-Sri.t , first expressing their hope that the gods will assist him and bring him back safe. They further answer to some matters communicated verbally by the carrier (workman 1r-n-Imn-pna-n=f ) of a letter sent by 9Hwty-ms : the matter of the spears, the matter of the Medjay Ks , the matter of the son of Iw-nfr . Finally they inform him that the little children and 1m.t-Sri.t and her girl are all right. See Remarks.
Terminology: wp (verso 1, 2); NN n NN m anx wDA snb m Hs.w.t (recto 1-~2#); NN n NN (verso 12); r rdi.t am=k (verso 11); r Dd (recto 7, ~12#; verso 7); hAb (recto 11; verso 7, 11); Hna Dd (recto 10); Sa.t (verso 1, 3)
Names/Titles: an. ( pA im.y-r mSa pAy=k nb ; recto 8); an. ( pA rmT ; verso 3); an. ( pAy Sri n Iw-nfr ; verso 6-7); an. ( nA aDd.w Sri.w ; verso 8); an. ( nA nTr.w n pA tA nty tw=k im=f ; deities; recto 9); an. ( nA xmn.y.w aA.y.w Sps.y nty Htp m 2ft-Hr-nb=s ; deities; recto ~4#-~5#); an. ( nAy=k rmT.w ; verso 9); an. ( nTr.w nb.w WAs.t ; deities; recto 3); an. (f.; tAy=s aDd.t ; of 1m.t-Sri.t ; verso ~9#); Iw-nfr (f.; verso 7); Imn 3nm.t-nHH (deity; recto ~4#); Imn THn nfr (deity; recto 6); Imn 9ma (deity; recto ~4#); Imn-ns.t.y-tA.wy (deity; recto ~4#, 10, 12; verso 10); Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w (deity; recto ~2#, 3); Imn-Htp anx wDA snb (deity; recto 6); Bw-th-Imn ( sS n pA 2r ; recto 1 - written pr 2r ; verso 12); PA-Ra-1r-Ax.t.y (deity; recto 3); PAy-5w-wbn (verso ~4# - written PA-5w-wbn ); Mw.t (f.; deity; recto 3); Mr=s-gr Hnw.t Imn.t.t (f.; deity; recto 5); Niw.t (geo.; verso 2); Nfr.t-ir.y anx wDA snb (f.; deity; recto 6); 0d-nxt ( mDAy ; verso 11); 1w.t-1r Hnw.t 9sr.t ( tA Hnw.t Dw.w ; f.; deity; recto 5); 1m.t-Sri.t (f.; Sma.y.t n Imn ; recto 2; without title, verso 9); 1r-n-Imn-pna-n=f ( rmT-is.t ; recto 11, 14a); 2nsw (deity; recto 3); 5d-m-dwA.t (f.; Sma.y.t n Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w ; recto ~2# - written 5d-sw ); Kry ( sAw ; verso 1); Ks ( mDAy n pA 2r ; verso 5); 7ry ( sS n pA 2r aA Sps.y ; verso 12); 9Hwty-ms ( sS n pA 2r aA Sps.y n HH.w m rnp.w.t n Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; recto 1)
Remarks: C ontents: This letter is the reply by Bw-th-Imn to P. Turin Cat. 2026 (LRL 50). It was sent with the Medjay 0d-nxt , together with P. BM EA 10375 (LRL 28).

Record last updated 2011-05-11


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