O. DeM 00551
Other nos.: -
Description: Limestone, 5.5 x 10.5 cm. Black ink, obverse 7 lines, reverse 6 lines, top obverse = bottom reverse. Correction by scribe in obv. 4. Palimpsest; clear traces of former text (see Remarks) especially on reverse. Complete.
Classification: account - letter : delivery
Keywords: bread - flowers - incense - leather - offering - paint
Provenance: Deir el-Medina; Kom du Grand Puits, 18-12-1950
Publication: Sauneron, Ostraca Deir El Medineh [VI], 1, pls. 1 and 1a (description, transcription, facsimile); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 126, no. 114 (translation); Donker van Heel, in: Village Voices , 23 and 24 (translation, commentary); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 97, no. 68.B (translation, commentary); Wente, Letters , 139, no. 173 (translation)
Dates mentioned: sw 18 (rev. 4); sw 19 (rev. 6)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20? (Donker van Heel); Dyn. 19 (Wente)
Contents: Obverse: list of items delivered to the addressee by the washerman OA . Reverse: request to send leaves(?) and flowers to some people for the performance of an offering cult (wAH mw ).
Terminology: iny.t n=k m Dr.t NN (obv. 1-2); m mi.t.t (obv. 6)
Names/Titles: OA (rxt.y ; obv. 1-2)
Remarks: Former text on ostracon possibly account of textiles and their prices (Sauneron)

Record last updated 2006-07-27

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