O. Strasbourg H. 126 obverse
Other nos.: -
Description: Pottery (vase fragment), 12 x 13 cms. Damaged. Two sides. Obverse: remains of five lines in black ink. Reverse: remains of seven lines in black ink. Reverse palimpsest (Müller; see Remarks); obverse and reverse different hands (Mathieu; see Remarks). Left side of obverse = right side of reverse broken off, causing loss of text. Ends of lines on obverse and beginnings of lines on reverse lost. Beginnings of obv. 1, 2 and rev. 5-7 lost. Top obverse = bottom reverse.
Classification: letter
Keywords: -
Provenance: No indication; see Remarks.
Publication: Koenig, Ostraca Strasbourg , 11 (description), pl. 62, (facsimile, transcription obverse), pl. 123 (photograph)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: D yn. 19 or dyn. 20 (Koenig) ; see Remarks
Contents: Fragmentary letter from or to Necropolis scribe 1r ; epistolary formula only. See Remarks.
Terminology: [...] NN m anx wDA snb m Hs.w.t (obv. ~1-2#; see Remarks)
Names/Titles: Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w (deity; obv. 1, 4); Mw.t wr.t nb.t ISrw (deity; f.; obv.~4#); Mr=s-gr (deity; f.; obv. 5); nTr.w nb.w Ip.t-s.w.t (deity; obv. 3); 1r (sS n pA 2r ; obv. 1); 2nsw m WAs.t Nfr-Htp (deity; obv. ~2#-3); 9Hwty Hr.y ib Iwn.w 5ma.w (obv. 5)
Remarks: Description: see Müller, LingAeg 7 (2000), 282; Mathieu, OLZ 95 (2000), 247 . 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: in view of the occurrence of scribe 1r and the handwriting almost certainly dyn. 20 (Demaree). Contents: see corrections by Müller, LingAeg 7 (2000), 282. Terminology: read [ m Hs.w.t ] at the beginning of obv. 2; Müller, LingAeg 7 (2000), 282.

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