O. DeM 00603
Other nos.: -
Description: Limestone, 9.5 x 11 cm. Black ink, one side, 10 lines (much effaced). End of line 8 erased by scribe, lines 9 and 10 entirely erased. Damaged at bottom.
Classification: letter
Keywords: feast(? see Remarks) - paint - reed - woodwork
Provenance: Deir el-Medina; Kom du Grand Puits, 12-12-1950
Publication: Sauneron, Ostraca Deir El Medineh [VI], 11, pls. 25 and 25a (description; transcription, facsimile); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 142, no. 136 (translation); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions V, 568 (transcription); Wente, Letters , 165, no. 272 (translation)
Dates mentioned: - (see Remarks)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, Ramesses III (Kitchen, Wente)
Contents: On-sty asks his brother Imn-m-Ip.t for some ink and rushes, with which he can fill his scribal palette on the 'day of Thoth' (see Remarks).
Terminology: Hna Dd (~4#); Dd.n NN n NN m anx wDA snb m Hs.w.t (1-2)
Names/Titles: Imn-m-Ip.t (sS ; sn of On-sty ; 1-2); Imn-Ra-nb-ns.t.y-tA.wy (deity; 2-3); On-sty (sS ; 1); 9Hwty (deity; 7)
Remarks: The 'day of Thoth' (line 7) may be a reference to the feast of Thoth on I Ax.t sw 19 (according to Medinet Habu calendar; see Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions V, 146, 7).

Record last updated 2006-07-28

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