O. Ashmolean Museum 0054
Other nos.: O. Gardiner 0054; HO 49, 3
  
Description: Limestone, 21.5 x 15.5 (if facsimile in Hieratic Ostraca is on scale of 1;1). Two sides; obverse: thirteen lines; reverse: eight lines. Black ink. Damaged; the ostracon has broken into three separate pieces; a large fragment is missing from the middle and bottom, as well as one from the top left of obverse. Of the reverse the top and middle is heavily damaged. Top obverse = bottom reverse.
Classification: note - protocol (?) : deposition - payment - transfer
Keywords: complaint - conflict - death - donkey - grain - house - payment - term - textile - onb.t
Provenance: No indication
Publication: Černý-Gardiner, Hieratic Ostraca , 15 (description) and pl. 49-49A no. 3 (facsimile, transcription); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 159-160 no. 156 (translation, commentary); Eichler, SAK 18 (1991), 194-195 and 198-199 (transliteration and translation of obverse 1-7 and reverse 3-6) ; Helck, Materialien III, 497-498 (translation); Janssen, Donkeys at Deir el-Medina , 30-31 (summary of contents, commentary); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions V, 473-474 (transcription)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 20 II pr.t sw 2 (obv. 1)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, year 20 Ramesses III ( Černý-Gardiner, Allam, Kitchen )
Contents: A donkey (with its young?) was hired out to a watercarrier but most probably died. After proceedings in the onb.t he is obliged to recompense the owner, but failed to do so and mistreats a policeman sent seeking compensation.
Terminology: swD tA aA.t n NN r bAk.w=s (?) (obv. ~1# and below 1); smi.tw=f m tA onb.t (obv. ~7-8#); DbA (verb; obv. 11)
Names/Titles: Imn-nxt sA Ipwy (sS ; obv. 8); Imn-nxt sA Pn-6A-wr.t (sS ; obv. 11); 1r-m-wiA sA Ii-r-niw.t=f (obv. 4-5); 2a-m-WAs.t (aA ; rev. 3, ~5#); 2nsw-m-Hb (Hr.y-mDAy ; obv. 9) Incomplete: [...] (in-mw ; obv. 1)
Remarks: According to Černý-Gardiner, Hieratic Ostraca , 15, this is the same handwriting as O. Ashmolean Museum 0053 (HO 49, 1).

Record last updated 2005-11-21


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