O. DeM 00550
Other nos.: -
Description: Pottery sherd, exterior yellow, interior pink, edge pink with grey-brownish line in the middle; 11 x 6.5 cm (thickness 0.6-0.7 cm). Black ink, obverse 4 lines, reverse 4 lines (and traces of a fifth at the top); top obverse = bottom reverse. Damaged; beginnings of all lines lost, damaged at bottom.
Classification: letter
Keywords: fat (? see Remarks) - message - palm leaves - river-bank
Provenance: Deir el-Medina; Kom du Grand Puits, 24-12-1950
Publication: Sauneron, Ostraca Deir El Medineh [VI] , 1, pls. 1 and 1a (description, transcription, facsimile); Wente, Letters , 161, no. 251 (translation)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 19 (Wente)
Contents: Incomplete letter in which the sender asks for something (lost), and promises to send palm leaves.
Terminology: hAb (rev. 1); Hna Dd (obv. 3) Incomplete: [...] snb m Hs.w.t (obv. 1)
Names/Titles: Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w (deity; obv. 1); Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w Hna psD.t=f (deity; obv. ~2#)
Remarks: Wente's translation 'fat' (obv. 4) is very uncertain because the usual determinative of aD in DeM ostraca is the jar (W 22); not Aa 2.

Record last updated 2007-09-21

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