O. DeM 00321
Other nos.: O. IFAO 00819
Description: Yellow-grey pottery, 8.5 x 12.5 cm, in two fragments. Black ink, obverse 7 lines, reverse 8 lines; lines on reverse at right angles with those on obverse. Complete.
Classification: letter
Keywords: cakes - complaint - leather - sandals - onb.t - DAr.t (see Remarks)
Provenance: no indication
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Deir El Medineh IV, 22, pl. 25 (description, transcription); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions III, 544 (transcription); Wente, Letters , 157 and 158, no. 235 (translation)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: end Dyn. 19 (Černý); Ramesses II (Kitchen, Wente)
Contents: Letter to Imn-m-wiA ; the sender complains that he has had some hides and other items delivered to the addressee, who was to make a sack for him, but the items have been taken by Imn-m-wiA without any result. The writer also asks for a Xr.w (sole?) for his sandals, and says he has sent 60 cakes to Imn-m-wiA .
Terminology: n NN m anx wDA snb Hna Dd (obv. 1)
Names/Titles: Imn-m-wiA (obv. 1)
Remarks: Keywords: Wente translates DAr(.t) (obv. 4) as 'coloquinthus fruit', but this is doubtful according to R. Germer, Flora des pharaonischen Aegypten (Deutsches Archaeologisches Institut Abteilung Kairo. Sonderschrift 14), Mainz 1985, 127.

Record last updated 2006-07-27

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