O. Letellier
Other nos.: -
Description: Limestone, 13.3 x 18.3 cm. Inscribed on one side in black ink, 8 lines. Damaged: slight loss at middle of line 1, slight loss at ends of lines 2, 8, loss at beginnings of lines 4-8, partly effaced; smudges on lines 1-8 caused by water.
Classification: letter
Keywords: commissioning - death - junior - message
Provenance: Acquired from a merchant in Luxor in 1970.
Publication: Letellier, in: Livre du Centenaire , 127-133, pl. 9 (photograph, facsimile, transcription, translation, commentary); Grandet in: Les artistes de Pharaon (2002), 119 no. 61 (photograph, description); Karl, SAK 28 (2000), 134-160 (transliteration, translation, commentary); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VII, 257-258 (transcription); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 114-115 no. 83 (translation, commentary); Wente, Letters , 141-142 no. 184 (translation)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: End dyn. 19 (Letellier); Siptah-Tausert (Kitchen); second half dyn. 19 (Wente)
Contents: A letter by On-Hr-xpS=f to Inr -[...] reprimanding the latter for not having consulted the 'wise woman'. The author wants to learn from the 'wise woman' what caused the death of two boys, in addition to which he wants to be told about his and the children's mother's life, i.e. fortune. See Remarks.
Terminology: hAb (7); Dd NN n NN (~1#)
Names/Titles: an. (pA aDd 2; 2, 4); an. (rx.t ; f.; ~2#,~3#); an. (tAy=w mw.t ; f.; 6); Rnnw.t (f.; deity; 4); 5Ay.t (f.; deity; 4); On-Hr-xpS=f (~1#; written Onn-xpS ); Incomplete; Inr- [...] (f. ; ~1# ; perhaps Inr-wA.w or In.t-wA ; see Remarks)
Remarks: Contents: possibly connected with O. OIM 16974; see Toivari-Viitala, Women at Deir el-Medina , 229. Names, Titles: restorations Inr-wA.w or In.t-wA suggested by Letellier, Livre du Centenaire , 128, 130.

Record last updated 2004-08-06

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