O. DeM 00560
Other nos.: -
Description: Reddish pottery sherd, 14 x 12 cm. Pale black ink, obverse 8 lines, reverse 3 lines, top obverse = bottom reverse. Complete.
Classification: letter
Keywords: -
Provenance: Deir el-Medina; Kom du Grand Puits, 28-12-1950
Publication: Sauneron, Ostraca Deir El Medineh [VI], 3, pls. 7 and 7a (description, transcription, facsimile); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 132, no. 122 (translation); Kitchen, Pharaoh Triumphant , 198 (translation); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions III, 539 (transcription); Wente, Letters , 147, no. 198 (translation)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 19, Ramesses II (Kitchen, Wente)
Contents: A woman called Wrnr asks the scribe 1y-nfr and the woman Nfr .t -xa to take care of their brother 2ay .
Terminology: r nty (obv. 2); mi.t.t (rev. 1); Hna Dd (obv. 6); ky Dd n NN (obv. 7-8); Dd.n NN n NN m anx wDA snb m Hs.w.t (obv. 1-2)
Names/Titles: an. (Pr-aA anx wDA snb pAy=k nb nfr ; king; obv. 5); Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w (deity; obv. 2); Wrnr (f.; obv. 1); Nfr.t-xa (f.; obv. 8, written Nfr.t-xay ); nTr nb (deity; obv. 3); nTr.t nb (deity; f.; obv. 3); 1y-nfr (sS ; obv. 1-2); 2ay (sn of Nfr.t-xa ; rev. 2); sw n Imn.t.t (geo.; obv. 3-4, see Remarks)
Remarks: Note that this letter (obv. 3) and O. DeM 00 581 (2) share the defective formula m=k Hr Dd n (...). Both letters mention the same draughtsman 2ay according to Davies, Who's Who , 154. Names: for sw n (obv. 3-4), see D. Meeks, in: Hommages a la memoire de Serge Sauneron I (Bibliotheque d'Etude 81), Cairo 1979, 252 (63).

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