O. DeM 00446
Other nos.: O. IFAO 01388
  
Description: Yellow pottery sherd, 9 x 8.5 cm. Black ink, obverse 9 lines, reverse 7 lines, top obverse = bottom reverse. Damaged; beginnings of rev. 1-3 and ends of rev. 1 and 2 lost.
Classification: letter : oath
Keywords: basketry - departure - feast - leather - oath - sandals - vegetables - village
Provenance: Deir el-Medina; found close to Grand Puits to the north of the temple, 21-03-1950 ("Kôm de déblais à l'est du Grand Puits au nord du Temple" according to Clère MSS.); mark: KGP 21.3.50
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Deir El Medineh V, 29, pl. 27 (description, transcription); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions II, 383 (transcription); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions translations II, 213 (translation); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions notes II, 238 (commentary); Wente, Letters , 154, no. 220 (translation)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 19 (Černý); Ramesses II (Kitchen, Wente)
Contents: One aA-mk.t writes to his mother about a pair of sandals he had planned to give to a soldier in exchange for some gourds(?). The soldier is now leaving to the north, so aA-mk.t wants to conclude his business.
Terminology: wAH PtH (obv. 7; see Remarks); NN n NN m anx wDA snb Hna Dd (obv. 1-2)
Names/Titles: an. (wa.w ; obv. 4); aA-mk.t (obv. 1); PtH (deity; obv. 7); 1m.t-nTr (mw.t of aA-mk.t ; f.; obv. 1)
Remarks: Terminology: same oath also in O. Ashmolean Museum 0177.

Record last updated 2006-07-27


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