O. DeM 00123
Other nos.: O. IFAO 00399
Description: Limestone, 5 x 20 cm. Black ink, obverse 2 lines, reverse 2 lines, top obverse = bottom reverse. Complete.
Classification: letter
Keywords: junior - mat - message - rope - Swy
Provenance: mark: P 10/5/2/26; see Remarks
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Deir El Medineh II, 3, pls. 6 and 6A (description, transcription, photographs); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 29, no. 1 (translation, commentary); Wente, Letters , 164, no. 263 (translation)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20 (Černý, Wente)
Contents: Obverse: request to the addressee to specify what he wants to receive; reverse: answer to the request on obverse, mentioning two mats.
Terminology: hAb (obv. 1; rev. 1)
Names/Titles: -
Remarks: Description: reverse different hand. Provenance: P refers to excavated pits at Deir el-Medina; in 1926-1927 these pits were nos. 1096-1129 according to Clere MSS. See Bruyere, Rapport sur les fouilles de Deir El Medineh 1927 , pl. I.

Record last updated 2006-07-26

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