O. OIM 16991
Other nos.: O. Nelson 01 ; O. OIC 16991
  
Description: Limestone, ca. 17 x 18.8 cm. Black ink. Inscribed on two sides, obverse 11 lines, reverse 12 lines, top obverse = bottom reverse. Ink has become pale at the beginnings of rev. 3-7. Damaged; ends of rev. 8 and rev. 10 lost, end of rev. 12, and beginning of rev. 1 slightly damaged.
Classification: letter
Keywords: carrying stones - commissioning - grain - granary - message - storehouse - tomb (royal) - treasury - working
Provenance: Deir el-Medina
Publication: Wente, JNES 20 (1961) 252-257, pls. VII-VIII (photographs, transcription, translation, and commentary); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 76-77 (translation); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions V, 559-560 (transcription); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 217-218 no. 167 (translation); Sweeney, Correspondence and Dialogue , 228 (transliteration and translation of rev. 8-9, 9-10, 11-12, 12, commentary); Wente, Letters , 50 no. 56 (translation)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, Ramesses III (Wente, Kitchen ; see Remarks)
Contents: A complaint to the vizier 6A by the scribe Nfr-Htp concerning the failure to provide adequate income in rations for the workmen.
Terminology: NN Hr swDA ib nb=f m anx wDA snb hAb pw r rdi.t rx pAy=i nb ky swDA ib n pAy=i nb r nty (obv. 1-3); ky swDA ib n pAy=i nb r nty (obv. 10-11; written ky swDA n pAy=i nb r nty ; rev. 7)
Names/Titles: an. (Pr-aA anx wDA snb pAy=i nb nfr ; obv. 8); an. (ms-nswt.w ; rev. 1); Imn n Mn-s.t (deity; obv. 4); Imn n THn nfr (deity; obv. 5); Imn-ns.t.y-tA.wy (deity; obv. 4); Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w (deity; obv. 3); Imn-Htp anx wDA snb nty Hr Hms Hr mtr n im.y-wr.t (deity; obv. 7); PA-Ra-1r-Ax.t.y (deity; obv. 3-4); PtH n Ra-ms-sw Mry-imn anx wDA snb (deity; obv. 5); PtH n tA 4.t Nfr.w pA rsy n pA dmi (deity; obv. 5); Mw.t (deity; obv. 3); Nfr-Htp (sS ; obv. 1); Nfr.t-ir.y anx.ti Mn-s.t (deity; obv. 4); 1w.t-1r Hnw.t Imn.t.t pAy=f mH.t.y (deity; obv. 6); 2nsw (deity; obv. 3); 6A (TAy xwy Hr wnmy-nswt im.y-r Niw.t TAty ; obv. 1)
Remarks: Date(s) attributed: the date is presumed to be close to the time of the events recorded in the Turin Strike Papyrus (P. Turin 1880), year 29 Ramesses III; thus Wente, JNES 20 (1961) 252.

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