O. DeM 00554
Other nos.: see Remarks
  
Description: Limestone, 10 x 9.5 cm. Black ink, obverse 8 lines, reverse 9 lines, top obverse = right edge of reverse. Corrections by scribe in obv. 7 and rev. 2. Palimpsest; traces of washed-out signs at the bottom of reverse. Complete.
Classification: letter
Keywords: fish - sandals - textile - woodwork - p-pnw (? see Remarks)
Provenance: Deir el-Medina; Kom du Grand Puits, 12-12-1950
Publication: Sauneron, Ostraca Deir El Medineh [VI], 2, pls. 3 and 3a (description, transcription, facsimile); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 128 and 129, no. 117 (translation); J.-P. Corteggiani, in: Centenaire de l'Institut Francais d'Archeologie Orientale, Musee du Caire 8 janvier - 8 fevrier 1981 , Cairo 1981, 72, no. 50 (photograph of obverse); F. Neveu, La langue des Ramsès. Grammaire du néo-égyptien , Paris 1996, 107 and 125 (facsimile); Wente, Letters , 160, no. 245 (translation)
Dates mentioned: sw 9 (rev. 4)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 19 (Corteggiani, Wente; see Remarks)
Contents: The addressee is being reproached for not having fetched 6 beams from the policeman Nb-mHy.t , for not having bought one beam for the sender, and for a deficit in a delivery of fish and other commodities.
Terminology: ky Dd (rev. 3, 5)
Names/Titles: Nb-mH.y.t (mDAy ; obv. 2); Nxt-Imn (rxt.y ; rev. 4)
Remarks: Numbers : "O. IFAO 554" (Corteggiani). Keywords: p-pnw may be a writing of pp-pnw , for which see O. DeM 0 0 350. Dates attributed: dating to Dyn. 19 confirmed by grammar according to Winand, RdÉ 46 (1995), 199 (more precisely: Ramesses II), and by palaeography according to Wimmer, Lingua Aegyptia 9 (2001), 289.

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