O. Ashmolean Museum 0166
Other nos.: O. Gardiner 0166
  
Description: Limestone, 15 x 26.5 cms. Two sides; obverse: eight lines; reverse: eight lines of which only 1-3 and 7 are legible, the latter only partly. Text on obverse is perpendicular to text on reverse. Damaged; the right lower corner of obverse is gone. Black ink, except for some signs in obv. 4-5, which are in red ink. In obv. 2, 6 and 7, signs were crossed out by the scribe, line 7 seemingly in its entirety. Lacuna at the beginning of obv. 4 and 6-8 and the ending of obv. 4-7.
Classification: deposition : account
Keywords: birds - bread - cakes - chapel - dates - death - divine manifestation - feast - oil - textile - theft - woodwork - srm.t - onb.t - trr
Provenance: No indication
Publication: Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 184-185 no. 184 and pl. 46 (transcription, translation, commentary); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions III, 550 (transcription); Borghouts, in: Gleanings from Deir el-Medina , 4 (translation of obverse 1-3, commentary); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 102 no. 73B (translation of obverse 1-3)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 19, Ramesses II ( Kitchen )
Contents: Deposition before the onb.t about a case of theft and self-sanctioning through a divine manifestation, causing the guilty party (a woman) to own up her crime. Account of what was given to an anonymous person. Note about the death of a relative.
Terminology: mn (obv. 4, above 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 8); r n NN n tA onb.t (obv. 1); Incomplete: r di.t rx=k [...] di=i n=f nb (3 (?))
Names/Titles: an. (pAy=i sn ; rev. 2); Nxt-Mnw (obv. 1); Od.w (geo.; obv. 4); 6A-wr.t (f.; deity; 2; see Remarks); 6A-NHs.y.t (f.; obv. 2)
Remarks: Names, Titles: according to Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 185 n. 1, pA ms n 6A-wr.t was the name of a chapel, which was disputed by Borghouts, Gleanings , 41-42 n. 13, who thought of a festival day.

Record last updated 2005-05-25


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