O. Černý 19
Other nos.: HO 54, 4
Description: Limestone, 7.5 x 11.5 (if facsimile in Hieratic Ostraca is on scale of 1:1). Two sides; obverse: six lines; reverse: six lines. Black ink. Complete, although a small chip is missing from obverse bottom right and esp. on the reverse some of the ink has been rubbed off. Top obverse = top reverse.
Classification: letter
Keywords: coffin - funeral - incense - jewelry - oil - payment - rags - textile - woodwork
Provenance: No indication
Publication: Černý-Gardiner, Hieratic Ostraca , 16 (description), pl. 54-54A no. 4 (facsimile, transcription); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 72-73 no. 39 (translation, commentary); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions III, 533-534 (transcription); Wente, Letters , 153 no. 218 (translation); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 75 no. 46A (translation); Keller, in Fragments of a Shattered Visage , 59 (translation of obv. 1-4); Goldwasser, LingAeg 9 (2001), 132, 138 (transcription, short commentary)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Černý-Gardiner: early dyn. 19; Kitchen, Wente: Ramesses II (dyn. 19)
Contents: Letter from the draughtsman PAy to his son PA-Ra-m-Hb to buy several commodities in connection with the funeral of his wife and also to rework some old clothing into a sash and an apron.
Terminology: Dd.n NN n NN (obv. 1)
Names/Titles: PA-Ra-m-Hb (sS-od ; obv. 1 - sA of PAy ); PAy (sS-od ; obv. 1)
Remarks: -

Record last updated 2003-08-26

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