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Limestone ostracon with text of 'Satire on Trades' / `Teaching of Khety' = ed. Helck 6a-8a. Joins EA 47896.
- Excavated/Findspot: Temple of Mentuhotep
- (Africa,Egypt,Upper Egypt,Deir el-Bahri (Thebes),Temple of Mentuhotep)
- Height: 19.5 centimetres
- Width: 15 centimetres
Inscription Positionboth sides
Inscription CommentPainted. 6 lines on obverse, 2 lines on reverse. A literary text.
Published: R B Parkinson 'Two or Three Literaray Artefacts' in W V Davies (ed), Studies in Egyptian Antiquities : A Tribute to T G H James (BM Occasional Paper 123 1999), 49-57..
For edition of the Teaching of Khety (so-called Satire on Trades): S. Jäger Altägyptische Berufstypologien (Lingua Aegyptia Studia Monographica 4, 2004).
Translation : Parkinson, The Tale of Sinuhe and Other Ancient Egyptian Poems 1940–1649 BC. (Oxford World’s Classics 1999), 273-83.
- Inscription from: Satire on the Trades
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA14863
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