O. DeM 00563
Other nos.: -
Description: Greyish pottery jar fragment (from the neck), 6.5 x 12 cm. Black ink, one side, 6 lines (see Remarks). Damaged; beginnings of all(?) lines lost.
Classification: letter(?)
Keywords: boat - cattle - message
Provenance: Deir el-Medina; Kom du Grand Puits, 28-12-1950
Publication: Sauneron, Ostraca Deir El Medineh [VI], 4, pls. 8 and 8a (description, transcription, facsimile); F. Neveu, La langue des Ramsès. Grammaire du néo-égyptien , Paris 1996, 157 (facsimile); Wente, Letters , 160, no. 246 (translation)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 19 (Wente)
Contents: The writer promises to buy an ox for the addressee, as agreed, and asks for a boat.
Terminology: r Dd (1, 4); hAb ([1?], 4)
Names/Titles: an. (wHa ; 5? see Remarks)
Remarks: Description: Sauneron, Ostraca Deir El Medineh [VI], 4: "L'ostracon est inscrit sur un seul côté. Il contient cinq lignes." Yet according to the facsimile, line 5 is written on the rim of the jar, and line 6 on the reverse(?). Names: Wente reads Mtwn (line 5), otherwise unknown as a proper name. Read mtw nA [...]?

Record last updated 2006-07-28

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