O. Ashmolean Museum 0164
Other nos.: O. Gardiner 0164
Description: Limestone, 16 x 23 cms. Two sides; obverse: six lines; reverse: four lines. Black ink. Top obverse = top reverse. Complete (?); see Remarks. Ending of obv. 5 and beginning of rev. 1-2 lost. Rev. 3 appears slightly rubbed off.
Classification: letter - note : hire - labour
Keywords: donkey - message - Necropolis - work
Provenance: No indication
Publication: Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VII, 380-381 (transcription) ; Janssen, Donkeys at Deir el-Medina , 17 (summary of contents, commentary)
Dates mentioned: III Ax.t sw 13 (rev. 1); sw 23 (rev. 3)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, Ramesses IX ( Kitchen ); see Remarks
Contents: Obverse: letter to the king that the work in the Necropolis is going according to plan. Reverse: note about the hire of a donkey to a watercarrier.
Terminology: bAk im Hr hAb r di.t am Pr-aA anx wDA snb pAy=i nb nfr (obv. 2-3); n NN (rev. 2); NN r nty (obv. 1-2); r nty (obv. 3); hrw pn (rev. 3); di.t pA aA n NN (rev. ~3#-4)
Names/Titles: an. (Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; king; obv. 3-4); Imn (deity; obv. 4); PA-sr (sS ; rev. 2); nswt-bity nb-tA.wy Nfr-kA-Ra 4tp.n-Ra anx wDA snb Ra-ms-sw 2a-m-WAs.t Mr-Imn anx wDA snb di anx D.t r nHH mi it=f Ra m p.t m ra nb (king; obv. 1-2); Nxw-m-Mw.t (aA n is.t n pA 2r ; obv. ~5#-6); 1r-ms (aA n is.t n pA 2r ; obv. 6); Incomplete: PA-[...] (in-mw ; rev. 4)
Remarks: Description: state of ostracon described as complete by Černý Notebook 45.67. Date attributed: dating to reign of Ramesses IX after Černý Notebook 45.67.

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