O. DeM 00251
Other nos.: O. IFAO 00792
Description: Green-grey pottery, 7 x 8 cm. Black ink, one side, 4 lines. Complete.
Classification: letter
Keywords: divine manifestation - statue(? see Remarks) - theft - wr.t (? see Remarks)
Provenance: no indication
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Deir El Medineh IV, 3, pl. 3 (description, transcription); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 112, no. 87 (translation); Borghouts, in: Gleanings from Deir el-Medina , 15-19 (translation, commentary); I.E.S. Edwards, Oracular Amuletic Decrees of the Late New Kingdom (Hieratic Papyri in the British Museum, Fourth Series), London 1960, vol. I (Text), xxii, note 4 (translation lines 1-3); Green, in: Studies Fairman , 108 and 113, no. C2 (transliteration lines 1-3; transcription lines 3 and 4; translation); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 102, no. 74 (translation, commentary); Wente, Letters , 141, no. 182 (translation)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 19 or Dyn. 20 (Černý, Wente)
Contents: The sender asks for a wr.t (or 6A-wr.t ; a statue or amulet? see Remarks) to be made. The previous one made by the addressee has been stolen, and the sender fears (or has already experienced) divine wrath.
Terminology: -
Names/Titles: 4tX (deity; 4); 6A-wr.t (deity; f.; 1; or read wr.t ? see Remarks)
Remarks: Keywords/Contents/Names, Titles: for wr.t or 6A-wr.t in line 1, see Borghouts, in: Gleanings from Deir el-Medina , 15-19, and the references given there .

Record last updated 2006-07-27

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