O. Ashmolean Museum 0140
Other nos.: O. Gardiner 0140
Description: Limestone, 8 x 13 cms. Damaged. Two sides: obverse and reverse with each 5 lines in black ink. Bottom broken and beginnings and ends of most lines on both obverse and reverse slightly effaced or missing. Top obverse = top reverse.
Classification: deposition - note : hire(?) - transfer
Keywords: donkey - grain - message - offering - pregnancy
Provenance: No indication
Publication: Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 180-181 no. 179, with pl. 42 (description, transcription, translation and commentary); David, Legal Register , 246-247 (transliteration, translation); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 252 (translation) ; Janssen, Donkeys at Deir el-Medina , 48 (summary of contents, commentary); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions V, 490-491 (transcription)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 24 III Smw sw 5 or III Smw sw 6 (rev. 1); rnp.t-sp 20+x II Ax.t sw 20 (obv. 1; see Remarks)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, year 24 Ramesses III (Allam, David, Kitchen, Helck)
Contents: A she-ass is hired out to the chief policeman MnTw-ms by the chief workman 2nsw ordering him to let the animal carry offerings southwards to a goddess. A few months later the doorkeeper Pn-pA-iw declares that the chief workman has written to the chief policeman that he wants his she-ass back which he gave to him while she was pregnant. See Remarks.
Terminology: m Dd (obv. 3); r Dd (rev. 3); hAb (obv. 2); hrw pn (rev. 1); di.t tA aA.t n NN in NN r Dd (rev. 2-3); Dd NN (obv. 2)
Names/Titles: Pn-pA-iw (ir.y-aA ; obv. 2 (or Pn-pA-mr ); see Remarks); MnTw-ms (Hr.y-mDAy ; obv. 3, rev. 2); Ra.t-tA.wy (f.; deity; rev. 4); 2nsw (aA n is.t ; obv. 2, rev. 3)
Remarks: Dates mentioned: Allam reads "year 10" in obv. 1, but this is contradicted by a note in Černý Notebook 45.42. Contents: "Obverse" and "reverse" as originally labelled, and later doubted, by Černý, but maintained by the editors. Names, Titles: Allam reads this name as PtH-pA-1apj .

Record last updated 2010-10-08

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