P. Turin Cat. 2026
Other nos.: LRL 50
  
Description: Papyrus sheet, 22.5 x 17 cm. Recto V/H, verso H/V. Top recto = bottom verso. In black ink 22 lines of writing on the recto and 14 partly rather vague lines on the verso. Damaged at the top and to the right of the recto; as a result line 1 of the recto is entirely lost as are the beginnings of all other lines and possibly the address on the verso.
Classification: letter
Keywords: boat - commissioning - document - junior - message - temple - weaponry
Provenance: Acquired by the Government of Piedmont for the Turin museum in 1823 with the collection of B. Drovetti formed around 1818 in Thebes.
Publication: Černý, Late Ramesside Letters , XIV and XV (description), 71-74 (transcription); Janssen, Late Ramesside Letters and Communications , pls. 103-104 (photographs); Wente, Late Ramesside Letters , 83-85 (translation and commentary); Wente, Letters , 189-190 no. 312 (translation).
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Late dyn. 20 (Černý); year 10 of wHm ms.w.t of Ramesses XI (Wente)
Contents: A letter almost certainly from the necropolis scribe 9Hwty-ms (who is in Nubia) to the necropolis scribe Bw-th-Imn and the family, praying the gods to see them all back alive, talking about the matter of the spears, the affair of the Medjay Ks and instructing to give attention to the family members. Finally he reproaches him for not having written in his own handwriting a letter to the General.
Terminology: NN n NN m anx wDA snb Hs.w.t (recto ~1-2#); nfr snb=w (verso 14); r Dd (verso 10); hAb (recto 14, ~22#; verso 1, 9, [10], 10, 10, 11-[12]); Hna Dd (recto 6); Sa.t (recto ~18#, 21; verso ~8#, 9, ~10#, 12); ky Dd n NN (recto 11-~12#)
Names/Titles: an. ( pA im.y-r mSa ; recto 15, 18; verso ~12# ( pAy=k [...]) ); an. ( pA nTr ; verso 4); an. ( pA rmT ; recto 16, 17); an. ( pAy=tn Hr.y ; verso 8); an. ( nA aDd.w Sri.w (verso 3); an. ( nA ms.w ; verso ~6#); an. ( nA rwD.w.w ; verso 13); an. ( nA xmn.y.w aAy.w Sps.y ; deities; recto 9-~10#); an. (f.; tA aDd.t Sri.t (verso 2); an. (f.; tAy=s aDd Sri.t of 1m.t-Sri.t ; recto ~7#); Imn (deity; recto 5); Imn THn nfr (deity; recto ~9#); Imn 9sr-s.t (deity; recto 9); Imn-pA-nfr (verso ~1#); Imn-ns.t.y-tA.wy (deity; recto ~4# ( pAy=i nb ), 8); Imn-Ra-1r-Ax.t.y (deity; recto ~2#); Imn-Htp (deity; recto 8); Imn-Htp ( sS ; recto ~7#); Bw-th-Imn ( sS ; recto ~12#); Mni.w-nfr ( sS ; recto ~7#); Mr=s-gr (f.; deity; recto 8); Nfr.t-ir.y (f.; deity; recto [9]); 1w.t-1r Hnw.t Imn.t.t (f.; deity; recto 9); 1m.t-Sri.t (f.; recto [7]); 1r ( Hmt.y ; recto 13); 1r ( 5rdn ; recto 16-~17#); 1r BAk (deity; recto ~3#); 5d-m-dwA.t (f.; Sma.y.t n Imn ; recto ~2#; verso 4 (without title)); 5d-sw-Mw.t (f.; recto ~7#); Km.t (geo.; recto ~10#); Ks ( mDAy ; recto 21-[22]); 6A-pss.t (f.;recto 8); 6A-kAmn.t-Sri.t (f.; recto 7); 6A-nDm.t (f.; written 6Ay-nDm.t ; recto 8); 6n.t-tA-bxn.t (f.; tAy=i mw.t ; verso ~2#) Incomplete: PA-HA-DA[...]-mH.ty (geo.; recto 19)
Remarks: C ontents: This letter was written after P. Turin Cat. 1973 (LRL 2) and was answered by P. Turin Cat. 1971 (LRL 16).

Record last updated 2011-05-11


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