O. Ashmolean Museum 0053
Other nos.: O. Gardiner 0053; HO 49, 1
  
Description: Limestone, 17.5 x 14 cms (if facsimile in Hieratic Ostraca is on scale of 1:1). Two sides; obverse: ten lines; reverse: two lines. Black ink. Damaged at the bottom of obverse, causing loss of writing. Some signs on obverse are effaced. Top obverse = top reverse.
Classification: protocol : deposition - oath - report
Keywords: complaint - death - donkey - grain - hearing - oath - payment - punishment - river-bank - onb.t
Provenance: No indication
Publication: Černý-Gardiner, Hieratic Ostraca , 14-15 (description) and pl. 49-49A no. 1 (facsimile, transcription); Helck, Materialien III, 498 (translation); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 158-159 no. 155 (translation, commentary); Janssen, Donkeys at Deir el-Medina , 30 (summary of contents, commentary); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions V, 484 (transcription); Eichler, SAK 18 (1991), 193 and 200 (transliteration and translation of obverse 1-7 and 7-8); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 171 no. 126 (translation)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 22 II pr.t sw 5 (obv. 1); rnp.t-sp 22 II pr.t sw 26 (rev. 1)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, year 22 Ramesses III ( Černý-Gardiner, Allam, Kitchen )
Contents: The workman 2a-m-Nwn files a complaint in the onb.t against watercarrier Pn-Niw.t , who has taken his donkey and its young, which both died. After that 2a-m-Nwn has lodged four complaints, which have all been granted, but he has not been recompensed by Pn-Niw.t . The latter is punished and swears he will pay 2a-m-Nwn . After three weeks he brings 2a-m-Nwn a small amount of grain.
Terminology: ir ink (obv. 3); anx n nb anx wDA snb (obv. 9); smi n=w NN (obv. 3); smi sw m onb.t (obv. 5); sDm r=f (obv. 7); onb.t hrw pn (obv. 1); DbA (verb ; obv. 6)
Names/Titles: an. (pA 4 rwD.w n mry.t ; obv. 2); an. (pA 4 rwD.w n Xnw ; obv. 2); an. (pAy rmT-is.t ; obv. 7); Pn-Niw.t (in-mw ; obv. 4, ~10# (without title)); 2a-m-Nwn (rmT-is.t ; obv. 3)
Remarks: According to Černý-Gardiner, Hieratic Ostraca , 15, this is the same handwriting as O. Ashmolean Museum 0054 (HO 49, 3).

Record last updated 2005-11-21


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