O. Qurna 691 // 17/82
Other nos.: Reg. nr. 691 ; find nr. 17/82
Description: Brownish yellow limestone, 11 x 21 cms. Two sides; obverse: seven lines; reverse: six lines. Black ink. Damaged; made up of two parts, bottom edge of obverse gone. Some of the writing in lower part of obverse has worn away, almost all the writing is gone in the right half of reverse. Top obverse = bottom reverse.
Classification: letter (?)
Keywords: death - river-bank - guard post - water
Provenance: Qurna; excavated 1983 immediately in front of the German House.
Publication: Burkard, Deir el-Medina in the Third Millennium A.D. , 55-64 and pl. VI-VII (photographs, description, transcription, transliteration, translation and commentary); for the electronic publication at Deir el Medine online, see Deir el Medine online (photograph, transcription, transliteration, translation, commentary)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: L ate dyn. 19 or early dyn. 20 ( Burkard )
Contents: Letter or model letter (?) adhorting a water-carrier to look after the sender's needs, also mentioning the guard posts of pharaoh, which cannot be passed by the sender of the letter, and the prospect of dying without water.
Terminology: -
Names/Titles: an. (in-mw ; obv. 1); an. (Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; obv. 5)
Remarks: -

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