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Provv.3581

  • Document
  • Writing Recto
  • Writing Verso

General description

Letter

Provv. 3581 is a fragmentary letter written by the overseer of the treasury Djehutynefer, to an unknown party whose name has been lost due to damage  to the papyrus. In the letter, Djehutynefer writes about the deliveries of emmer corn and senu (?) by one of his servants to the recipient of the letter. The letter also mentions a coffin and incense which might indicate that the rest of the content was connected to the preparation of a burial in the Valley of the Queens, the place where this letter was found by Turin archaeologists in the early 20th century. This theory is further supported by the mention of two men, Sihathor and Remny, one of whom received rations for his efforts, the other not, which would imply they helped in preparing this event.

Epoch

New Kingdom (1539-1077 BC)

Dynasty

Dynasty 18 (1539-1292 BC)

Pharaoh

Thutmosis III (Menkheperre)

Provenance

Thebes/Deir el-Medina (?)

Excavation: Schiaparelli, Ernesto

Excavation Date: 1903-1905

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Image(s)

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Hieroglyphs

  • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs

Translation

rt1 The overseer of the treasury Djehutynefer speaks to […]
rt2 I have caused to be brought by the servant of / to
rt3 […] 25; emmer (?) […][…] [?]
rt4 […] senu (?): 1; total: 35 which are here.
rt5 Do not give one to Sihathor. Senu (?) for Remny (?): 15.
rt6 Total: 50. Grand total: 100. And then bring the mayor Ineni,
rt7 And cause that he […] the storehouse.
rt8 And guard the coffin which is there.
rt9 […] incense: 1

Editor

Daniel Soliman (DS), Kathrin Gabler (KG)

Script

hieratic

Text type

Letter

Keywords

delivery

Epoch

New Kingdom (1539-1077 BC)

Dynasty

Dynasty 18 (1539-1292 BC)

Pharaoh

Thutmosis III (Menkheperre)

Drawing

No

Drawing description

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Bibliographical reference

Gabler/Soliman, P. Turin Provv. 3581 (OEB 262914); DOI: 10.29353/rime.2018.1671

Image

Museo Egizio