O. Ashmolean Museum 0070
Other nos.: O. Gardiner 0070; HO 48, 1
  
Description: Limestone, 18 x 9.5 cms (if facsimile in Hieratic Ostraca is on scale of 1:1). Two sides; obverse: twelve lines; reverse: nine lines. Black ink. Damaged on all sides except at the right of obverse (where some of the ink has rubbed off) and reverse and the bottom of reverse. Top obverse = bottom reverse.
Classification: account - journal : delivery (?) - event - labour
Keywords: construction site - departure (?) - document - feast - inactivity - junior - message - Necropolis - working
Provenance: No indication
Publication: Černý-Gardiner, Hieratic Ostraca , 14 (description) and pl. 48-48A no. 1 (facsimile, transcription); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 391 (translation)
Dates mentioned: IV Ax.t sw [...] (obv. ~1#); I pr.t sw 1-3 (obv. 9-rev. 6)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, year 4 Ramesses IV ( Helck ); see Remarks.
Contents: Journal recording work, and i.a some events involving young men, a feast, a letter of the vizier and the making of the 'shades for pharaoh which are downstream (?)' (ir.t nA Sw.w n Pr-aA anx wDA snb nty iw=w m xd ).
Terminology: iw r bAk (obv. 2 (+ m pA r-a-bAk )); iny.t (obv. ~11#); wsf (obv. 9, rev. 7); bAk (rev. 6); pA snT n pA 2r (obv. 4 - snT written snn ; see Remarks); sS (obv. ~3#); Sa.t (rev. 3); Sd (obv. 6)
Names/Titles: an. (Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; king; rev. 9); an. (TAty ; rev. 1, 4); an. (pA 4 Hwty.w ; rev. 4-5); Imn-Htp (sS ; obv. 3); PA-TAw (rev. 8); Incomplete: [...]r (TAy-mDA.t ; rev. 7); 6A[...] (Sms.w ; obv. 8 (?))
Remarks: Date(s) attributed: the fact that there are no less than 4 Hwty.w points to a date around the reign of Ramesses VI (R.J. Demaree). Terminology: for snn as a writing of snT "plan" see Cern Communitiy of Workmen , 197 and 198; Donker van Heel, Haring, Writing in a Workmen's Village , 107.

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