O. Strasbourg H. 068
Other nos.: -
  
Description: Limestone, 10 x 10.5 cms. Complete. One side with remains of six lines in black ink. Lines 3-6 much effaced and partly illegible.
Classification: letter
Keywords: hut - message
Provenance: No indication; see Remarks.
Publication: Koenig, Ostraca Strasbourg , 6 (description), pl. 21 (facsimile, transcription), pl. 108 (photograph)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: D yn. 19 or dyn. 20 (Koenig) ; see Remarks
Contents: A short note from an unnamed person to someone likewise unnamed about going to look wat has happened with a hut.
Terminology: r rdi.t rx=k (4); hAb (4); Hna Dd (1)
Names/Titles: -
Remarks: Provenance: note that many of the Strasbourg ostraca were excavated by J.E. Quibell in the Ramesseum in 1895-1896 and given to the Bibliothèque Nationale et Universitaire by W.M. Flinders Petrie in 1918 (Koenig, Ostraca Strasbourg , 1; Spiegelberg, ZÄS 58 (1923), 25, note 4). Date(s) attributed: judging from the handwriting the text might as well date from the later 18th dynasty (Demaree).

Record last updated 2007-10-18


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