O. Glasgow D.1925.84
Other nos.: O. Colin Campbell 18
  
Description: Limestone, 15.5 x 13.1 cms. Damaged. Two sides. Obverse: remains of nine lines in black ink. Reverse: remains of eight lines in black ink. On obverse left half and bottom of ostracon broken off, causing loss of the ends of all lines. On reverse right half and bottom of ostracon broken off, causing loss of the beginnings of all lines. Top obverse = top reverse.
Classification: letter (see Remarks)
Keywords: army - junior - 5As.w
Provenance: Probably bought by Colin Campbell in Luxor and given by him to the Hunterian Museum in 1925 (see McDowell, Hieratic Ostraca in the Hunterian Museum Glasgow , 1).
Publication: McDowell, Hieratic Ostraca in the Hunterian Museum Glasgow . 25-26 (description, translation and commentary), pl. XXVI-XXVIa (facsimiles and transcriptions); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VII, 124-125 after Černý Nb. 36.70)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: McDowell: dyn. 19 (according to Gardiner: 19th dyn. hand)
Contents: Communication between two military officials about someone having had an affair with the daughter of a Shosu leader (?). See Remarks
Terminology: ky swDA ib [...] (obv. ~4#)
Names/Titles: an. (Hm=f anx wDA snb ; king; obv. ~9#); an. (Sri.t ; f.; rev. ~4#); an. (pAy=sn mry ; rev. 4); Ry (Hr.y-pD.t n ti-n.t-Htr ; obv. 1-2); tA xAs.t 5As.w (geo.; rev. 3); pA dmi (geo.; rev. 5, 6) Incomplete: kTn tp.y n Hm=f anx wDA snb Ts-pD.t n xAs.t [...] (obv. 3?)
Remarks: Classification and Contents: this text might be a model letter.

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