O. DeM 00328
Other nos.: O. IFAO 00820
  
Description: Yellow-grey pottery, 11 x 8 cm. Black ink, obverse 10 lines, reverse 3 lines and traces of 2 or 3 more, the latter too much effaced, top obverse = top reverse. Erasure by scribe in obv. 7. Complete, but obverse much effaced, lost lines and first line preserved on reverse probably erased by scribe.
Classification: letter
Keywords: water - working
Provenance: no indication
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Deir El Medineh IV, 23 and 24, pl. 29 (description, transcription); Kitchen, Pharaoh Triumphant , 193 (translation); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions III, 535 (transcription); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 29, no. 2 (translation, commentary); Wente, Letters , 137, no. 167 (translation)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: second half Dyn. 19 (Černý); Ramesses II (Kitchen, Wente)
Contents: The scribe PA-bAk writes to his father, the draughtsman MAA.n=i-nxt=f , about a man who is supposed to work together with him. However, the only task of this man is to bring a jug of water daily, and even this is taking him too much time.
Terminology: Dd.n NN n NN r nty (obv. 1-~2#)
Names/Titles: Ib (obv. 4?); PA-bAk (sS ; obv. 1); MAA.n=i-nxt=f (sS-od ; it of PA-bAk ; obv. 1-~2#)
Remarks: -

Record last updated 2006-07-27


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