O. DeM 00126
Other nos.: O. IFAO 00643
  
Description: Thick grey-yellow pottery, 15 x 15 cm. Black ink, one side, 13 lines. Corrections by scribe in lines 3 and 12. Damaged, beginnings of lines 7-12 lost, only traces of line 13.
Classification: letter
Keywords: death - house - inspection - message
Provenance: no indication
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Deir El Medineh II, 4, pl. 7 (description, transcription); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 97, no. 66 (translation, commentary); Green, Orientalia N.S. 45 (1976), 395-409 (transcription, translation, commentary); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 67 (translation); Kitchen, Pharaoh Triumphant , 205 (translation lines 1-9); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions III, 532 (transcription); Wente, Letters , 143, no. 189 (translation)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: end Dyn. 19 (Černý); Ramesses II (Kitchen, Wente); year 39 Ramesses II (Helck); year 40 Ramesses II (Green; see Remarks)
Contents: The scribe PiAy and the Necropolis employee MH.y write to the chief workman Nfr-Htp and the workman Pn-nbw about the death, perhaps even the murder, of 1r-ms in the house of 1r-m-Hb .
Terminology: NN n NN (1-2); m anx wDA snb (2); hAb (6); Hna Dd (3)
Names/Titles: PiAy (sS ; 1); Pn-nbw (rmT-is.t ; 2); MH.y (ms-2r ; 1, 6 - without title); Nfr-Htp (aA n is.t ; 2); 1r-m-Hb (5); 1r-ms (6)
Remarks: Date(s) attributed: O. BM 5634 rev. 2 mentions the embalming of 1r-ms in year 40 of Ramesses II, I pr.t 15. The death of 1r-ms therefore probably occurred in the same regnal year, especially if III Smw 27 is indeed the accession date of Ramesses II; see J. von Beckerath, Chronologie des pharaonischen Aegypten (Muenchner Aegyptologische Studien 46), Mainz 1997, 200.

Record last updated 2006-07-26


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