O. Ashmolean Museum 0177
Other nos.: O. Gardiner 0177
Description: Yellow pottery, 9 x 7.5 cms. Two sides; obverse: nine lines; reverse: remains of ten lines. Text on obverse is perpendicular to text on reverse. Damaged; left and bottom edges have broken away. The text on reverse is much rubbed off, leaving just traces at most spots.
Classification: letter
Keywords: illness - message - oath - seed - vegetables - Htp
Provenance: No indication
Publication: Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VII, 305 (transcription); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 56 no. 28 (translation of obverse 1-7)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, Ramesses III (Kitchen)
Contents: Letter from aA-mk.t to a lady about a message asking for medicin which had gone astray.
Terminology: wAH PtH wAH 9Hwty (obv. 6; see Remarks); hAb (obv. 2, 4)
Names/Titles: aA-mk.t (obv. 1); PtH (deity; obv. 6) ; 9Hwty (deity; obv. 6)
Remarks: Terminology: this oath also used in another letter by the same person, O. DeM 0446.

Record last updated 2007-08-31

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