O. DeM 00789
Other nos.: O. IFAO 01739
Description: Pottery sherd, orange with yellow-grey slip, 9.5 x 9.5 cm. Inscribed on two sides in black ink, obverse 6 lines, reverse 5 lines. Top obverse = top reverse. Damaged: A small chip lost at the end of obverse 1, ends of obverse 4-5 lost, only a few signs remain of obverse 6, middle of obverse 2, 4 effaced, beginning of obvese 5 effaced, beginning of reverse 4 lost, only a trace remains of reverse 5.
Classification: letter
Keywords: bread - fish - meat - StA.y.t (?) see Remarks
Provenance: Qurnet Murai North, 13-01-1951, mark: GMN 13.1.51.
Publication: Grandet, Ostraca Deir el-Medineh VIII, 7, 61, 160 (photographs, facsimile, transcription, transliteration, translation, commentary).
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, Ramesses III (end of reign), or Ramesses IV, or Ramesses V (Grandet).
Contents: A letter from an anonymous author to an anonymous recipient containing requests about the construction of a StA.y.t (?) ; (see Remarks) and a delivery of food in association with Mry-4xm.t and Mr-Iwnw .
Terminology: -
Names/Titles: Mr-Iwn.w (obv. 3-~4# - cf. Mr-Iwn.t ); Mry-4xm.t (obv. ~1#-2)
Remarks: Keywords, Contents: reading StA.y.t (obv. 2) suggested by Grandet, Ostraca Deir el-Medineh VIII, 61.

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