O. Ashmolean Museum 0004
Other nos.: O. Gardiner 0004; HO 27, 3
  
Description: Limestone, 11.5 x 18 cms (if facsimile in Hieratic Ostraca is on scale of 1:1). Two sides; obverse: six lines and some signs on right edge in red ink; reverse: six lines, but much effaced. Black ink. Correction by the scribe in rev. 4. Top obverse = top reverse.
Classification: protocol : oracle
Keywords: gang - house - junior - oracle - textile - theft - village
Provenance: No indication
Publication: Černý-Gardiner, Hieratic Ostraca , 9 (description) and pl. 27-27A no. 3 (facsimile, transcription); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 151-152 no. 147 (translation, commentary); Černý, BIFAO 27 (1927), 178-179 (translation); Gardiner, PSBA 39 (1917), 43 (translation); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 394 (translation) ; Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 142 (transcription); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 181-182 no. 138 (translation)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 5 III Ax.t sw 28 (obv. 1)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, Ramesses IV ( Kitchen ); year 5 Ramesses IV (Helck)
Contents: Case involving the theft of some clothes from the sculptor OH , which are in the possession of the daughter of the scribe Imn-nxt according to the oracle of the deified Imn-Htp ; see Remarks .
Terminology: aS in NN n NN (obv. 1-2); pAy=i nb nfr (obv. ~2#); m bAH NN (rev. 4); m bAH mtr.w (rev. ~1#)
Names/Titles: an. ( pAy=i nb nfr ; deity; obv. ~2#); Ii-r-niw.t=f (rev. 3); Imn-ms (xrp-4ro.t ; obv. ~3#-4); Imn-nxt (sS ; ~5#, rev. ~1#, 4, 5); Imn-Htp anx wDA snb ( nswt ; deity; obv. 2); aA-pA-TAw (rev. 2); Nfr-Htp (rev. 2); 1Ay (rev. ~2#); 2ay (sAw ; rev. ~3#); OH (TAy-mDA.t ; obv. 1); tA wH.t (geo.; obv. 4 )
Remarks: Contents: cf. dipinto in house C IV at Deir el-Medina; Bruyère, Rapport sur les fouilles de Deir El Medineh 1934-35 III, 303 and 304, fig. 171.

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