P. Turin Cat. 1973
Other nos.: LRL 02
  
Description: Papyrus sheet, 22.5 x 18 cm. Damaged. Broken into 13(?) strips increasing in height from bottom to top. Recto V/H, verso H/V. Top recto = bottom verso. In black ink 15 lines of writing on the recto and 14 lines (including address) on the verso. A substantial fragment is missing at the upper left of the recto and the sheet is damaged at the left of the recto, causing loss of writing at the ends of all lines. Some gaps as a result of folding caused slight loss of writing at several places. Address at the bottom of the verso.
Classification: letter
Keywords: commissioning - document - junior - message - temple
Provenance: Acquired by the Piedmont Government for the Turin museum in 1823 with the collection of B. Drovetti formed around 1818 in Thebes.
Publication: Pleyte-Rossi, Papyrus de Turin , pl. 129-130 (facsimile); Spiegelberg, Correspondances , 28-29 (transcription verso ), 36-37 (transcription recto ); Černý, Late Ramesside Letters , VII (description), 2-5 (transcription); Janssen, Late Ramesside Letters and Communications , pls. 95-96 (photographs); Wente, Late Ramesside Letters , 20-21 (translation and commentary); Wente, Letters , 188-189 no. 311 (translation).
Dates mentioned: IV pr.t sw 21(recto 5)
Dates attributed: Late dyn. 20 (Černý); year 10 of wHm ms.w.t of Ramesses XI (Wente)
Contents: A message from the necropolis scribe 9Hwty-ms to his son Bw-th-Imn and 5d-m-dwA.t informing them he has left his superior (the General) in Elephantine going south towards Nubia and urging them to pray for his safe return. He further sends greetings to a workman and some women, telling them not to neglect a certain policeman.
Terminology: NN n NN m anx wDA snb Hs.w.t (recto ~1#-2); NN n NN (verso ~14#/address); r nty (recto 4); Sa.t (recto 14, verso 5); ky Dd n NN (verso 6)
Names/Titles: an. ( pAy=i Hr.y ; recto 5; verso 13); an. ( mDAy ; verso ~10#; possibly Ks ); an. ( nA nTr.w n nA Dw.w ; deities; recto ~2-3#); an. ( nA rmT.w ; recto 9, 11, 13); an. ( rmT ; verso 12); an. (f.; tAy=s aDd.t Sri.t ; of 1m.t-Sri.t ; recto 8; tAy aDd.t Sri.t n 1m.t-Sri.t ; verso ~1#); Abw (geo.; recto 2, 7, 13); Imn 3nm.t-nHH (deity; verso 4); Imn THn nfr (deity; verso 8); Imn-ns.t.y-tA.wy (deity; verso ~1#-2, 9); Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w (deity; recto ~2#); Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w Hr.y-ib Abw (deity; recto 2); Imn-Htp ( rmT-is.t ; verso 6); Imn-Htp ( sS ; recto 9); Yar (geo.; verso 2); BAk.t-Imn (f.; verso 6); Bw-th-Imn ( sS n pA 2r ; recto ~1#; verso ~14#); Mr=s-gr (f.; deity; verso 8); 1m.t-Sri.t (f.; recto 8; verso 1); 1nw.t-aA.t (f.; verso ~6#); 1r n BAk (deity; verso 7); 1rr.t (f.; recto 7); 5d-m-dwA.t (f.; Sma.y.t n Imn : recto ~1#; verso ~14#); 5d-sw-Mw.t (f.; recto 9); Ony-3nmw ( sS ; recto 12); 6A-kAmn.t-Sri.t (f.;recto 9); 7ry ( sS n pA 2r ; verso 14); 9Hwty-ms ( sS n pA 2r ; recto 1) Incomplete: Imn -[...] (deity; verso 7); [...] ( sS ; recto 8)
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