O. Ashmolean Museum 0137
Other nos.: O. Gardiner 0137; HO 56, 3
Description: Red pottery, 14 x 10.5 cms (if facsimile in Hieratic Ostraca is on scale of 1:1). Two sides; obverse: nine lines; reverse: six lines. Black ink. Complete. Top obverse = top reverse.
Classification: list - oath
Keywords: grain - oath - servant - term
Provenance: No indication
Publication: Černý-Gardiner, Hieratic Ostraca , 16 (description) and pl. 56-56A no. 3 (facsimile, transcription); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 179-180 no. 178 (translation, commentary); Menu, CRIPEL 1 (1973), 82-83, and Recherches sur l'histoire juridique, economique et sociale de l'ancienne Egypte , 237-239 (transliteration, translation, commentary of obverse); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 251 (transcription); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 431 (translation)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 3 III pr.t sw 12 (obv. 1); IV Smw (obv. 5)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, year 3 Ramesses V ( Kitchen, Helck )
Contents: Oath by the policeman Imn-xa that he will give the policeman Bs some grain before a certain date; if not, the amount to be given by him will be doubled. The reverse holds the name of witnesses. See Remarks.
Terminology: iry NN Hna NN anx n nb anx wDA snb m Dd (obv. 2-3); ir.w in NN (rev. 1); r SAa (obv. 4)
Names/Titles: an. (pA bAk ; rev. 5); Imn-nxt sA 2a-m-Nwn (rev. 4); Imn-xa (mDAy ; obv. ~2#); an-Htp (aA ; rev. 2); Bs (mDAy ; obv. 3); Ra-ms (AT.w ; rev. 3); 1r (sS n pA 2r ; rev. 1); 1r-Mnw (obv. 8);
Remarks: Content: the text is possibly about a loan of seed, to be returned after the harvest; see R. Krauss, Detailfragen der altägyptischen Getreidewirtschaft, in: J. Osing and G. Dreyer ed., Form und Mass. Beiträge zur Literatur, Sprache und Kunst des alten Ägypten. Festschrift für Gerhard Fecht zum 65. Geburtstag am 6. Februar 1987 , Wiesbaden 1987, 266 and 267.

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