O. DeM 00114
Other nos.: O. IFAO 00037
  
Description: Limestone, 19 x 18.5 cm. Black ink, obverse 10 lines, reverse 3 lines, top obverse = bottom reverse. Reverse palimpsest, remains of effaced text with lines perpendicular to present text. Corrections by scribe in obv. 2 (see Remarks), 6 and 8. Complete.
Classification: letter
Keywords: gang - message - treasury - wages - xtm
Provenance: Deir el-Medina, Kom de decombres au sud du village (according to Clere MSS.), 21-01-1930; mark: 21.1.30 KS
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Deir El Medineh II, 1, pls. 1 and 1A (description, facsimile, transcription); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 91 and 92, no. 59 (translation, commentary); Kitchen, Pharaoh Triumphant , 196 (translation); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions III, 45 and 46 (transcription); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 218 and 219, no. 168 (translation, commentary; see Remarks); Wente, Letters , 47 and 48, no. 51 (translation); Wimmer, Hieratische Palaographie 1, 81 and 82 (transcription)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 19 (Černý, Allam); Ramesses II (Kitchen, Wente)
Contents: Letter from the vizier 2ay to the chief workman Nb-nfr about the workmen's wages from the royal treasury. The vizier promises to report to Pharaoh about the workmen's needs, and to send to them the great scribe PA-sr , to make further inquiries.
Terminology: NN r Dd NN (obv. 1-2); r nty (obv. 2); hAb (obv. 6; rev. 2); sS (obv. 3)
Names/Titles: an. (Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; king; obv. 4, 5, over 7, 9); an. (rwD.w.w n pA 2r ; obv. 6-7); PA-sr (sS wr ; obv. 10); Nb-nfr (aA n is.t ; obv. 2); Ra-ms (sS ; obv. 2 - see Remarks); 2ay (TAy-xwy Hr wnmy n nswt sS-nswt im.y-r Niw.t TAty ; obv. 1-2)
Remarks: Description/Names, Titles: sS Ra-ms (obv. 2) corrected to Nb-nfr (Černý). Publication: read "Khay" instead of "Hay" in McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 218 and 219, no. 168.

Record last updated 2006-07-26


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