O. Ashmolean Museum 0055
Other nos.: O. Gardiner 0055; HO 66, 2
Description: Limestone, 26 x 13 cms (if facsimile in Hieratic Ostraca is on scale of 1:1). Two sides; obverse: remains of twelve hardly legible lines; reverse: nine lines. Black ink. Damaged at the left; some of the ink effaced at right edge.
Classification: deposition(?) - list
Keywords: apportioning - divorce (?) - door - house - hut - junior - woodwork
Provenance: No indication
Publication: Černý-Gardiner, Hieratic Ostraca , 19 (description) and pl. 66-66A no. 2 (facsimile, transcription of obv.); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 160-161 no. 157 (translation, commentary) ; Černý-Peet, JEA 13 (1927), 38-39 (transcription, translation, commentary); David, Legal Register , 50-55 (transliteration, translation, commentary)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 19 or Dyn. 20 (David)
Contents: Reverse mentions the division of some property following a divorce (?), which the writer of the ostracon (the son of the people dividing the property) leaves to his wife and children. The obverse may hold the specification of the property said to be divided on the reverse.
Terminology: -
Names/Titles: -
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Record last updated 2010-10-08

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