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Letter of the scribe Butehamun to his father Djehutymes on recto and verso

Butehamon, reprimanded by his father for the way he handled some business, replies him in a letter sent to Nubia:
As for your saying, “I won’t keep silent to you about the business of the spears”, so you said, I wrote the letter and gave it to the guardian Karoy regarding the order for spears while he was dwelling in Ne (Thebes). I said to him, “I won’t forge for myself while I am dwelling here. I have drawn up the order for spears. Find out the boat and the man to whom you shall give this letter and write his name on it”, so I said to him. And he answered me, “It was to Payshuuben that I entrusted them”, so he answered me. Am I to know what he has done with them?

Cat. 1971 TPOP
Cyperus papyrus, ink
19.5 x 22.2 cm
1106–1077 BCE
New Kingdom
Twentieth Dynasty
Ramesses XI
Deir el-Medina (?)
Drovetti collection (1824)
Sala 08 Cornice
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    Tipo=Opere biblioteca SottoTipo=Monografia o Opere Autore=Cavillier, Giacomo Titolo=Butehamon: scriba reale della necropoli: vol. 1 Sottotiolo= In= Collana=Aegyptica - Annali dell'Accademia Egizia - Studi e Ricerche Opera=6 Luogo=Trofarello Anno=2016 Menzionato=pp. 141 - 142 Illustrazione=
  • Cavillier, Giacomo, The Butehamon Project: Researches on a Royal Scribe in Theban necropolis: Volume I, Trofarello (Torino) 2018, pp. 109/110, 145-147
    Tipo=Monografia SottoTipo= Autore=Cavillier, Giacomo Titolo=The Butehamon Project: Researches on a Royal Scribe in Theban necropolis: Volume I Sottotiolo= In= Collana= Opera= Luogo=Trofarello (Torino) Anno=2018 Menzionato=pp. 109/110, 145-147 Illustrazione=
  • Luiselli, Maria Michela, Die Suche nach Gottesnähe: Untersuchungen zur persönlichen Frömmigkeit in Ägypten von der 1. Zwischenzeit bis zum Ende des Neuen Reiches (Ägypten und Altes Testament 73), Wiesbaden 2011, pp. 62, 63, 64, 66, 114, 239, 297-299
    Tipo=Opere biblioteca SottoTipo=Monografia o Opere Autore=Luiselli, Maria Michela Titolo=Die Suche nach Gottesnähe: Untersuchungen zur persönlichen Frömmigkeit in Ägypten von der 1. Zwischenzeit bis zum Ende des Neuen Reiches Sottotiolo= In= Collana=Ägypten und Altes Testament Opera=73 Luogo=Wiesbaden Anno=2011 Menzionato=pp. 62, 63, 64, 66, 114, 239, 297-299 Illustrazione=
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