O. DeM 00303
Other nos.: O. IFAO 00800
Description: Limestone, 15 x 23 cm. Black ink, one side, 9 lines. Correction by scribe in line 4. Complete but much effaced.
Classification: letter
Keywords: beer - cattle - complaint - donkey - message - temple - work
Provenance: Deir el-Medina; found within temple precinct on February 16, 1939
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Deir El Medineh IV, 16, pl. 18 (description, transcription); Černý, Community of Workmen , 337 (translation, commentary); Kitchen, Pharaoh Triumphant , 194 (translation); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions III, 534 (transcription); Wente, Letters , 149, no. 204 (translation)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 19 (Černý), mid-Dyn. 19 (Wente), Ramesses II (Kitchen)
Contents: The draughtsman PA-Ra-Htp writes to his superior, the scribe On-Hr-xpS=f , complaining about the way he is treated by the latter. He compares himself to a donkey, which is only fetched when work is to be done. When there is beer, he is not invited.
Terminology: nfr sDm n=k (6); NN Hr swDA ib n NN m anx wDA snb (1-2); hAb (9)
Names/Titles: Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w anx wDA snb (deity; temple of; 6-7); PA-Ra-Htp (sS-od ; 1); On-Hr-xpS=f (sS n 4.t MAa.t ; Hr.y of PA-Ra-Htp ; 1-2)
Remarks: -

Record last updated 2006-07-27

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