O. BM EA 65933[a]
Other nos.: HO 115, 4; O. Nash 11 [1]
Description: Limestone, 11 x 17.8 cms. Two sides; obverse: five lines; reverse: six lines and additional two lines on edge. Damaged at right edge, causing some loss of writing. Much of the writing on obverse and reverse has been rubbed off. Palimpsest ; see Remarks.
Classification: letter
Keywords: arrival - commissioning - construction site - copper - feast - lamp - statue
Provenance: No indication; see Remarks
Publication: Černý-Gardiner, Hieratic Ostraca , 21 and 30 (description) and pl. 115 no. 4 (transcription); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions V, 583-584 (transcription); Wente, Letters , 50 no. 55 (translation); Demaree, Ramesside Ostraca , 41 and pl. 179-180 (description, photograph, transcription)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Kitchen: Ramesses III (dyn. 20); Demaree: dyn. 19 / dyn. 20
Contents: Letter from (?) the foreman 1Ay to inform the vizier that work is going as planned. Request for the vizier to come for 'the appearance of the god Imn '; mention of statue of the king; on the edge a marginal notation asking for copper to buy lamps/wicks.
Terminology: ky swDA ib n pAy=n nb r nty (obv. ~3#-4); Incomplete: [...] swDA ib n pAy[...] (obv. 2-3);
Names/Titles: an. (Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; king; rev. 4, [5] (?), 5, 6); an. (TAty ; obv. 5); Imn (deity; rev. 3); 1Ay (aA n is.t ; obv. ~2#); 1w.t-1r (f.; deity; rev. ~6#, called tA mw.t nfr.t Pr-aA anx wDA snb ) Incomplete: TAy-xwy [...] (obv. 1)
Remarks: Description: the lat er text has been entered into the database as O. BM EA 65933 [b] . Provenance: Deir el-Medina, on the basis of internal evidence (Demaree, Ramesside Ostraca , 41).

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