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Cat.1971

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  • Writing Recto
  • Writing Verso

General description

Letter

Cat. 1971 is a long letter addressed to the Necropolis scribe Djehutymes who recently left on a journey south to Nubia. It is written by his son, the Necropolis scribe Butehamun and two chantresses of Amun named Shedemduat and Hemetsherit. They begin the letter by expressing their hope that the gods will assist him, protect him and bring him back home safely. They then respond to some matters and questions asked by Djehutymes in a letter he had sent them earlier. Butehamun explains that he is carrying out the task given to him by Djehutymes, that of giving libation offerings to Amun. The writers also address the issue with the spears, in which Butehamun says he has settled this task. Also listed are the issues of the policeman of the tomb Kes, the matter of the son of Iunefer and finally they inform him that the little children, the woman named Hemetsherit and her daughter are all right. This letter is the response given to a pervious letter which is written on Cat. 2026.

Epoch

New Kingdom (1539-1077 BC)

Dynasty

Dynasty 20 (1190-1077 BC)

Pharaoh

Ramesses XI (Menmaatre Setepenptah)

Provenance

Thebes/Deir el-Medina (?)

Acquisition: Drovetti, Bernardino

Acquisition Date: 1824

Joining object(s) (log into TPOP)

Image(s)

Image

  • Text 1

Hieroglyphs

  • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs

Translation

English translation in preparation
for the French translation log in or see Ramses Online (ID 112)
for the German translation see Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae

Editor

Anne-Claude Honnay (ACH, Ramses Online), Laurence Neven (LH, Ramses Online)

Contributor

Juan José Archidona Ramírez (JJAR)

Script

hieratic

Text type

Letter

Keywords

water, offering

Place name

Royal necropolis/tomb (pA-xr), Thebes (wAs.t)

Epoch

New Kingdom (1539-1077 BC)

Dynasty

Dynasty 20 (1190-1077 BC)

Pharaoh

Ramesses XI (Menmaatre Setepenptah)

Drawing

No

Drawing description

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Bibliographical reference

Černý, LLRL, pp. 31 ff. (OEB 136743);
Janssen, Late Ramesside Letters, pl. 92-93 (OEB 32799)
Wente, Late Ramesside Letters, pp. 49-50 (OEB 16975);
Wente, Letters from Ancient Egypt, pp. 192-193 (OEB 32800).
Deir el-Medina Database

Image

  • Text 1

Hieroglyphs

  • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs

Translation

English translation in preparation
for the French translation log in or see Ramses Online (ID 112)
for the German translation see Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae

Editor

Laurence Neven (LH, Ramses Online), Anne-Claude Honnay (ACH, Ramses Online)

Contributor

Juan José Archidona Ramírez (JJAR)

Script

hieratic

Text type

Letter

Epoch

New Kingdom (1539-1077 BC)

Dynasty

Dynasty 20 (1190-1077 BC)

Pharaoh

Ramesses XI (Menmaatre Setepenptah)

Drawing

No

Drawing description

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Bibliographical reference

see recto

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