O. DeM 00418
Other nos.: O. IFAO 01216
Description: Pottery sherd, 17.5 x 12.5 cm. Black ink, obverse 9 lines, reverse 1 line written at right angles with lines on obverse (upper edge of reverse = right edge of obverse). Complete.
Classification: letter
Keywords: arrival - beer - bread - door - document - message - oil - textile - woodwork
Provenance: Deir el-Medina; found in Grand Puits to the north of the temple, 12-04-1949; mark: 12.4.49 (GP)
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Deir El Medineh V, 21, pl. 20 (description, transcription); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 254 and 255 (transcription); Wente, Letters , 167, no. 279 (translation)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20 (Černý); Ramesses V (Kitchen, Wente)
Contents: The carpenter MAA.n=i-nxt=f writes to On-Hr-xpS=f about his arrival in 1w.t and the provisions given there to him. He asks for one door and one cubit stick(?) to be sent.
Terminology: NN nD xr.t n NN m anx wDA snb m Hs.w.t (obv. 1-2); r nty (obv. 2); xr di n=k Imn nfr snb=k (rev.); Sa.t (obv. 6)
Names/Titles: Imn (deity; rev.); Imn-ms (obv. 3); Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w (deity; obv. 2); PA-Hm-nTr (obv. 4); MAA.n=i-nxt=f (Hmw.w ; obv. 1); 1w.t (geo.; obv. 3 - for 1w.t-4xm ? See Remarks); On-Hr-xpS=f (Hmw.w added over line; obv. 1)
Remarks: Names, Titles: 1w.t (obv. 3) may be short for 1w.t-4xm ; see P. DeM 08 verso.

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