O. BM EA 50723
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Description: Limestone, 24 x 18.3 cm. Inscribed on one side in black ink, 11 lines. Palimpsest: effaced trial sketches including an arm holding a compostie bow under more recent text. Damaged: beginnings of lines 1-2, 5-11 lost, end of line 5 lost, beginnings of lines 1-4 effaced, ends of lines 2-3 effaced, only e few signs remain of lines 6-11.
Classification: letter
Keywords: construction site - message - working
Provenance: Purchased by the British Museum in 1912 from M. Mohassib; mark: 50723.
Publication: Demaree, Ramesside Ostraca , 33, pl. 116 (photograph, description, transcription, commentary); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions V II, 354 (transcription).
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Mid dyn. 20 (Demaree); dyn. 20, Ramesses V (Kitchen).
Contents: A letter or a model letter(?) by the scribe MAA-nxt to the vizier Nfr-rnp.t about the work at the royal tomb(?).
Terminology: NN n NN swDA ib n nb=f (~1-2#?); r nty (8); hAb pw r rdi.t rx pAy=i nb ky swDA ib n pAy=i nb r nty (~3#-4)
Names/Titles: an. (Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; king; 7, 9); an. (nTr.w nTr.w.t nb.w WAs.t ; deities; 5); Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w (deity; 4); PA-Ra-1r-Ax.t.y (deity; ~5-6#?); MAA.n=i-nxt=f (sS ; ~2#; written MAA-nxt=f) ; Mw.t (f.; deity; ~5#); Nfr-rnp.t (TAy-xwy Hr wnmy-nswt im.y-r Niw.t TAty ; ~1#); 2nsw (deity;~5#)
Remarks: -

Record last updated 2003-06-30


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