P. Turin Cat. 2069
Other nos.: LRL 39
Description: Papyrus sheet (two joining fragments), 26 x 12.5 cm. Damaged. Recto V/H, verso H/V. Top recto = bottom verso. A horizontal join is visible at 3 cm from the top of the recto. In black ink 10 lines of writing on the recto and 2 lines (including address) on the verso. The left half of the papyrus is lost and as a result the ends of all lines on both recto and verso are missing. Address at the bottom of the verso.
Classification: letter
Keywords: document - grain rations - message - Necropolis - sending out - side (of gang)
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 , XIII and XV (description), 61 (transcription); Janssen, Late Ramesside Letters and Communications , pl. 105 (photographs); Wente, Late Ramesside Letters , 75 (translation and commentary).
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 principal of the harem of Amon-Re 1rr.t to the troop captain PA-sg , concerning the grain rations for the necropolis workmen. See Remarks.
Terminology: NN n NN (recto ~1#-2; verso ~2#); r Dd (recto 8); hAb (recto [3], [7](?), 9); Hna Dd (recto 2); Sa.t (recto [2])
Names/Titles: an. (nA rmT n pA 2r ; recto ~3#); PA-sg (Hr.y-pD.t ; recto 2; verso [2]); 1rr.t (f.; wr.t xnr.t Sma.y.t n Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w ; recto ~1#; verso ~2#)
Remarks: Contents: The grain rations are also the main subject of P. Turin 54101 (LRL 38).

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