O. Qurna 647 obverse
Other nos.: -
Description: Light-coloured limestone, with brown spots on both sides, 13 x 13 cms. Two sides; obverse: seven lines; reverse: ten perpendicular lines. Black ink. Damaged, the right and upper parts of obverse have broken away. On reverse the beginnings of lines 3-9 are damaged or gone. Top obverse = left reverse.
Classification: letter
Keywords: commissioning (?) - funeral (?) - payment (?)
Provenance: Qurna; excavated 1983 immediately in front of the German House.
Publication: Burkard, GM 185 (2001), 5-10 (description, transcription, transliteration, translation, commentary); for the electronic publication at Deir el Medine online, see Deir el Medine online (photograph, transcription, transliteration, translation, commentary)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: D yn. 19 (Burkard)
Contents: Fragment of a letter, mentioning the necropolis, a funeral, deities and the king (see Remarks) as well as the draughtsman PA-Sd in connection with an unclear commodity, a task and payment.
Terminology: sS (~1#); Incomplete: [...] ~m# Xr.t-nTr di ors.t=k [...] nA nTr.w Pr-aA anx wDA snb iw=k m Hs.y.w [...] nfr ra nb (2-4)
Names/Titles: PA-Sd (sS-od ; 4)
Remarks: Contents: according to Burkard, GM 185, 8 n. 9, the funeral (so perhaps also the deities and the king?) mentioned may have been part of the epistolary formula.

Record last updated 2005-05-27

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