O. BM EA 50711 obverse
Other nos.: -
Description: Limestone, 31.5 x 22.7 cm. Inscribed on two sides in black ink, obverse 7 lines, reverse a depiction of a walking man holding a knife, drawn with a black outline and red body. Palimpsest: traces of washed off drawing in red underneath text on obverse. Top obverse = left edge reverse. Complete, but middle of obverse 1-3 and beginning of obverse 4 effaced.
Classification: account - letter
Keywords: bread - copper - donkey - message - oil - payment - sandals - textile - work
Provenance: Thebes. Purchased by the British Museum from M. Mohassib in 1912.
Publication: Demaree, Ramesside Ostraca , 31, pls. 104-105 (photographs, description, transcription).
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20 (Demaree).
Contents: A letter from an anonymous author dealing with transfers of goods and a purchase of a donkey.
Terminology: ir n (obv. 2); hAb (obv. 1, 7)
Names/Titles: an. (mDAy ; obv. 1); an. (nAy=w mDAy ; obv. 5); PA-Hr.y (obv. 7)
Remarks: -

Record last updated 2003-06-30

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