O. DeM 00314
Other nos.: O. IFAO 00724
Description: Limestone, 16 x 10 cm. Black ink, obverse 8 lines, reverse 9 lines at right angles with lines on obverse. Palimpsest; one surface recut so as to form the obverse of the present text, signs of earlier text visible on top of obverse. Damaged; beginnings of obv. 4, 5, 7, 8 and rev. 9 lost, lines on obverse quite pale at some places, lines on reverse washed off in antiquity, hence partly illegible.
Classification: letter
Keywords: house - inspection - laundry - message - natron - textile - work
Provenance: no indication
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Deir El Medineh IV, 20, pl. 21 (description, transcription); Davies and Toivari, in: Deir el-Medina in the Third Millennium AD , 65-77 (translation, commentary); Kitchen, Pharaoh Triumphant , 197 (translation); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions III, 537 (transcription); Wente, Letters , 144, no. 191 (translation)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 19 (Černý), Ramesses II (Kitchen, Wente)
Contents: Letter to the scribe Imn-m-Ip.t , requesting the adjustment of a laundryman's work quota (which is expressed in amounts of 'houses') and reporting an inquiry after the natron needed for washing clothes.
Terminology: ir n (obv. ~6#); n NN (obv. 1); hAb (rev. 1)
Names/Titles: an. (pA rxt.y ; obv. 3, rev. ~3#?); Imn-m-Ip.t (sS ; obv. 1); BAk-n-Mw.t (rev. 3); an. (Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; king; obv. 4, rev. 8); Nxt-4bk (rev. 4)
Remarks: -

Record last updated 2006-07-27

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