O. Berlin P 10616 + O. Glasgow D.1925.87
Other nos.: O. Colin Campbell 21; HO 42, 4
Description: Limestone, 9 x 15 cms. Damaged. Two sides. Obverse and reverse: remains of respectively nine(?) and three lines in black ink. On obverse bottom edge broken off, causing loss of writing in the last line; lines 4 to 9 partly effaced.
Classification: letter
Keywords: complaint - conflict - slander - granary - straw
Provenance: Glasgow fragment probably bought at Luxor by Colin Campbell and given by him to the Hunterian Museum in 1925 ( a note on the ostracon says: 'Med. Habu 1906'). Berlin fragment bought on the west bank.
Publication: Deir el Medine online, URL: http://dem-online.gwi.uni-muenchen.de (description, transcription, transliteration, translation, photograph and commentary); Gardiner-Černý, Hieratic Ostraca , 42, 4 (facsimiles and transcriptions of Glasgow fragment); Hieratische Papyrus aus den Koniglichen Museen zu Berlin III, pls. 30, 30A (facsimiles and transcriptions of Berlin fragment); McDowell, Hieratic Ostraca in the Hunterian Museum Glasgow , 27-29 (description, translation and commentary), pls. XXX-XXXa (facsimiles and transcriptions); Wente, Letters , 93, no. 120 (translation)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 18 (Wente) ; second half Dyn. 18 (McDowell)
Contents: A letter from a wab -priest Wsr-HA.t to his 'sister' Rs.ti complaining about the actions of a woman 7pwy (?). See Remarks.
Terminology: NN Dd n NN (obv. 1)
Names/Titles: 7pwy (f.; obv. 2? see Remarks); Wsr-HA.t (wab ; obv. 1); Rs.ti (f.; obv. 1)
Remarks: Contents and Names/Titles: for the connection between the two fragments see the commentary by Haring in DE 31 (1995), 116-117. In obv. 2 read: 7pwy (?) (cf. editor: Ipwy ) and in obv. 4 read [ m ] Xr .

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