O. DeM 00552
Other nos.: -
Description: Grey-yellow pottery sherd, 9.5 x 13 cm. Black ink, obverse 7 lines, reverse 5 lines, top obverse = upper left edge of reverse. Corrections by scribe in obv. 4 and 5. Complete.
Classification: account - letter
Keywords: boat - bread - gold (see Remarks) - grain - metalwork - payment - textile - theft(?) - vegetables
Provenance: Deir el-Medina; Kom du Grand Puits, 17-12-1950
Publication: Sauneron, Ostraca Deir El Medineh [VI], 1, pls. 2 and 2a (description, transcription, facsimile); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 127, no. 115 (translation); F. Neveu, La langue des Ramsès. Grammaire du néo-égyptien , Paris 1996, 51 (facsimile of reverse)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: -
Contents: Obverse: account of items paid for a garment (dAiw ) belonging to the sender; reverse: sender's reaction to the addressee's statement that something (the garment?) has been taken or stolen from a boat.
Terminology: ir n (obv. 4, 5, 7)
Names/Titles: -
Remarks: Keywords: nbw 'gold' seems to be written in obv. 4 and 7. Allam translates 'silver'; Janssen, Commodity Prices , 102 note 7, assumes that 'gold' is to be understood here as 'money'.

Record last updated 2006-07-27

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