P. Turin Cat. 1975
Other nos.: LRL 22
Description: Papyrus sheet, 12 x 22 cm. Very thick papyrus. A few folds are visible. Damaged. Palimpsest. Recto V/H, verso H/V. Top recto = bottom verso. In black ink 5 lines on the recto and 4 lines (including address) on the verso. A little damage at the ends of lines 2 and 4 of the recto and in the middle of lines 2 and 3 of the verso. Address at the bottom of the verso.
Classification: letter
Keywords: commissioning - document - message - oracle
Provenance: Acquired by the Piedmont Government for the museum in 1823 with the collection of B. Drovetti formed around 1818 in Thebes.
Publication: Černý, Late Ramesside Letters , X and XV (description), 37 (transcription); Janssen, Late Ramesside Letters and Communications , pl. 99 (photographs); Wente, Late Ramesside Letters , 54-55 (translation and commentary); Wente, Letters , 184-185 no. 306 (translation).
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Late dyn. 20 (Černý); year 10 of wHm ms.w.t of Ramesses XI (Wente)
Contents: A brief letter from the General of Pharaoh (PAy-anx ) to the necropolis scribe 7ry , approving of his act to perform an oracle procedure and ordering him to join up with scribe Pn-tA-Hw.t-nxt to settle the affair of Ax-mnw . Finally a job/commission shall be given to a coppersmith.
Terminology: mDA.t (nA mDA.w.t ) (recto 3); NN n NN Hna Dd (recto ~1#-2); NN n NN (verso ~4#); r Dd (recto 3; verso 2 - written Dd ); hAb (recto 2, 3, 4; verso 2, ~3#); Sa.t (recto 5)
Names/Titles: an. (pA im.y-r mSa n Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; recto 1; verso 4); an. (rmT ; verso 2); an. (pAy nTr aA ; recto 3); an. (pAy Hmt.y ; verso ~3#); Ax-mnw (verso ~1#); Pn-tA-Hw.t-nxt (sS ; recto 5; verso 3); 7ry (written 7riAy ; sS n pA 2r ; recto ~1#; verso ~4#)
Remarks: -

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