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Cat.1896

  • Document
  • Writing Recto
  • Writing Verso

General description

Royal decree

The recto of Cat. 1896 records a decree from the royal chancellery of king Ramses XI to the viceroy of Nubia named Panehesy. A request is made of him to cooperate with the royal butler Yenes and send plenty of jasper, crystals, flowers, and other commodities to supply the craftsmen of the Pharaoh.

On the verso there are two hieratic texts, text I is the addressee of the letter on the recto and text II is an administrative record of bread rations. Furthermore, there is a drawing on the verso of a large nb sign (a basket which can mean “lord” or “all”) as well as a second nb sign which is damaged.

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 1066)
for the Italian translation log in
for the German translation log in

Editor

Jill Raimondo (JR, Ramses Online), Danja Zimmermann (DZ)

Contributor

Vera Allen (VA), Juan José Archidona Ramírez (JJAR)

Script

hieratic

Text type

Letter

Keywords

instruction, viceroy, jasper, decree, rations, flowers

Place name

Heliopolis (iwnw)

Epoch

New Kingdom (1539-1077 BC)

Dynasty

Dynasty 20 (1190-1077 BC)

Pharaoh

Ramesses XI (Menmaatre Setepenptah)

Drawing

No

Drawing description

---

Bibliographical reference

KRI VI, pp. 734-735 (OEB 13544);
Peden, Egyptian historical inscriptions, pp. 111-114 (OEB 38210).


Image

  • Text 1
  • Text 2
  • Text 3

Hieroglyphs

  • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs

Translation

Cat. 1896, Text Verso 1

(col. 1.1) 
[To] the Royal Son of Kush, Royal Scribe of the Army [...] 


(JJAR)
for the German translation log in
for the Italian translation log in

Editor

Vera Allen (VA), Juan José Archidona Ramírez (JJAR), Danja Zimmermann (DZ)

Script

hieratic

Text type

Letter

Keywords

address

Epoch

New Kingdom (1539-1077 BC)

Dynasty

Dynasty 20 (1190-1077 BC)

Pharaoh

Ramesses XI (Menmaatre Setepenptah)

Drawing

No

Drawing description

---

Bibliographical reference

This text is not known in the literature

Hieroglyphs

  • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs

Translation

Cat. 1896, Verso Text 2


col. 2.1 Day (of) receiving (?) [...]

col. 2.2 bread-rations, 10.900(+x) [...]

col. 2.3 [...]


(JJAR)


for the German translation log in
for the Italian translation log in

Editor

Juan José Archidona Ramírez (JJAR), Vera Allen (VA)

Script

hieratic

Text type

Administrative text

Keywords

cakes, rations, bread

Epoch

New Kingdom (1539-1077 BC)

Dynasty

Dynasty 20 (1190-1077 BC)

Pharaoh

Ramesses XI (Menmaatre Setepenptah)

Drawing

No

Drawing description

---

Bibliographical reference

This text is not known in the literature

Editor

Juan José Archidona Ramírez (JJAR)

Script

none (drawing)

Epoch

New Kingdom (1539-1077 BC)

Dynasty

Dynasty 20 (1190-1077 BC)

Pharaoh

Ramesses XI (Menmaatre Setepenptah)

Drawing

Yes

Drawing description

three drawings, from left to right: 1. A drawing of a tadpole. 2. A large drawing of a nb-sign (=basket) with horizontal lines as inner detail 3. Another nb-sign (=basket)? which has broken off.

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