O. Berlin P 12630
Other nos.: -
  
Description: Limestone, 9.5 x 20.9 cm. Inscribed on two sides in black ink, obverse 6 lines, reverse 2 lines. Top obverse = bottom reverse. Damaged: end of obverse 1 lost, ends of obverse 2-4 slightly effaced, middle of reverse 2 effaced.
Classification: letter - memorandum
Keywords: cattle - coffin - payment - woodwork
Provenance: no indication
Publication: Deir el Medine online, URL: http://dem-online.gwi.uni-muenchen.de (description, transcription, transliteration, translation, photograph and commentary); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 35 no. 14, pls. 10-11 (photographs, description, transcription, translation); Černý, Community of Workmen , 351 (translation); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions V, 594-595 (transcription); Sweeney, Correspondence and Dialogue , 163, 196, 208 (tranliteration and translation of obv. 2-3, transliteration and translation of obv. 2-rev. 2, commentary) ; Wente, Letters, 162 no. 256 (translation)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20 (Deir el Medine online) , Ramesses III (Kitchen, Wente; see Remarks)
Contents: A letter or memorandum by a workman concerning non-payment. The wife of the debtor is made responsible for the debt.
Terminology: sxA.w n NN n NN [...] r nty (obv. 1-2)
Names/Titles: Imn-nxt (sS ; hAy of addressee; obv. 2); PA-aA-X.t (obv. 4); Incomplete: [...] (anx n niw.t ; f.; obv. 1); [...] (rmT-is.t ; obv. 1; possibly Ms ?; see Remarks);
Remarks: Remarks: Dates attributed: a period in the reign of Ramesses III or the reign of Ramesses IV is suggested by Wente, Letters , 162 no. 256. Names, Titles: the reconstruction Ms (?) suggested by Černý. Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , pl. 11.

Record last updated 2010-10-18


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