O. Berlin P 12398
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Description: Convex sherd of pottery jar, yellowish outside, brown inside, 23 x 12.5 cm. Inscribed on two sides in black ink(?), obverse 13 lines, reverse 11 lines. Top obverse = bottom reverse. Palimpsest, traces of effaced text still visible on obverse and reverse. Damaged: beginnings of reverse 8, 11 effaced.
Classification: letter : deficit - delivery
Keywords: donkey - house - illness - message - payment - plants - stone utensils - vegetables - wood - woodwork(?) - work(?) - bA.t (?) - Sbt (?)
Provenance: no indication
Publication: Deir el Medine online, URL: http://dem-online.gwi.uni-muenchen.de (description, transcription, transliteration, translation, photograph and commentary); Allam, MDAIK 37 (1981), 9-13, pls. 2-3 (photographs, transcription, translation, commentary); Janssen, Donkeys at Deir el-Medina , 49-50 (summary of contents, commentary); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VII, 194 (transcription); Wente, Letters , 137 no. 168 (translation)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 19 (Allam (?) ; see Remarks); (mid) Dyn. 19 (Deir el Medine online); Ramesses II (Kitchen, Wente)
Contents: A letter by 2a-bxn.t to his brother, the deputy Bn -nxt =f , concerning the illness of a donkey, and various deliveries.
Terminology: iw (rev. 2); wDA.t (rev. 2); Hna Dd (obv. 4); hAb (rev. 3); Dd.n NN n NN m anx wDA snb m Hs.w.t (obv. 1-2)
Names/Titles: an. ( it of 2a-bxn.t ; rev. 10 ?); Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w pAy=k nb nfr (deity; obv. 2-3); Imn-Htp ( sS ; rev. 7) ; Bn-nxt=f ( idn.w ; sn of 2a-bxn.t ; obv. 1-2 - see Remarks); 2a-bxn.t (obv. 1)
Remarks: Date(s) attributed; "Ces indices nous permettent de dater la redaction de la 19e dynastie, plus precisement de l'epoque anterieure aux rois ramessides, a en juger par les apparences (sic)."; Allam, MDAIK 37 (1981), 13. Names, Titles: Allam, MDAIK 37 (1981), 9 and 10, note 5 , read "An-nakhtou" (i.e. An-nxt.w ?) in obv. 2, but see Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VII, 194 , note 2a .

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