O. DeM 00115
Other nos.: O. IFAO 00381
  
Description: Greenish pottery, 30 x 8 cm. Black ink, obverse 17 lines, reverse 18 lines, top obverse = bottom reverse. Corrections by scribe in obv. 6 and rev. 17(?). Complete; 3 fragments.
Classification: letter
Keywords: appearance - bread - document - message - flour - meat - oil - sandals - vessel - iAw (?)
Provenance: Deir el-Medina, Kôm à l'est de la chapelle votive no. 1213: "Chapelle du Gébel" (according to Clere MSS.), 17-02-1929; mark: K2 17.2.29
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Deir El Medineh II, 1, pls. 2 and 2A (description, transcription, facsimile); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 448 (transcription); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 93, no. 60 (translation, commentary); Wente, Letters , 163, no. 260 (translation)
Dates mentioned: I Smw sw 14 (rev. 7-8)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20 (Černý); Ramesses IV (Wente); Ramesses VIII (Kitchen)
Contents: Two letters: (1) obv. 1 - rev. 8, from the wab -priest Nxw-m-Mw.t to his brother On-Hr-xpS=f , asking him to deliver some commodities; (2) rev. 9-18, from the wab -priest Ky-nbi to the workman Ony-Mnw , to the same effect (see Remarks) .
Terminology: ix rx=k (rev. 18); m mi.t.t (obv. 15); hAb (rev. ~16#); Sa.t (obv. 8); Dd.t.n NN n NN (obv. 1-2; rev. 9-10)
Names/Titles: Nxw-m-Mw.t (wab ; obv. 1-2); pA nTr ( deity; rev. 6, 15); On-Hr-xpS=f (sn of Nxw-m-Mw.t ; obv. 2-3); Ony-Mnw (rmT-is.t ; rev. 10-11); Ky-nbi (wab ; rev. 9-10)
Remarks: Keywords: iAw (?) (obv. 9-10) commodity of unknown nature; cf. iAw Wb I, 28, 7; H. von Deines, H. Grapow, Wörterbuch der ägyptischen Drogennamen (Grundriss der Medizin der alten Aegypter VI), Berlin 1959, 9. Content: priest Ky-nbi identified with owner of TT 13 by Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI , 447.

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