O. Ashmolean Museum 0167
Other nos.: O. Gardiner 0167
  
Description: Limestone, 10.5 x 18.5 cms, in two fragments. Two sides; obverse: eight lines; reverse: nine lines. Black ink. Damaged; part of top broken away and ink rubbed off at many separate spots near the edges and along the axis of the ostracon. Top obverse = top reverse.
Classification: journal : absence - duty - labour
Keywords: illness - inactivity - menstruation - Valley of Kings - working
Provenance: No indication
Publication: Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VII, 242-243 (transcription); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 110 (outline of content)
Dates mentioned: III Smw sw 14-18 (obv. ~1#, ~2#, 3, 4, 4); III Smw sw 20-26 (obv. 6, 6, 7, 7, rev. ~1#, [2], 3); (III Smw ) sw 28 (rev. 4); IV Smw sw 3-7 (rev. 5, 5, 6, 7, 7); see Remarks
Dates attributed: Dyn. 19, Amenmesse ( Kitchen ); year 3 Amenmesse (?) (Helck)
Contents: Journal mostly listing absences from work due to illness.
Terminology: iw r pA bAk (rev. 7); iw r 4x.t (obv. ~5#, rev. 4, 5); NN wrS (obv. 4); wsf (obv. 2, 3, 3, 6, 6, rev. 2); mr (obv. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7, 7, ~8# (?), rev. 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, ~3#, 4, 4, 4, ~5#, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9)
Names/Titles: an. (tAy=f Hm.t ; obv. ~8#); Nb-nfr sA Pn-nbw (obv. 1-2, 2-3, 3, 4, 5, rev. 2, ~3#, 8-~9#); Nb-nxt sA Nxt-Mnw (obv. ~5-6#); Nfr-Htp (aA n is.t ; rev. 5); 1r-nfr (rev. 3, 4, 5); 2a-m-sbA.w (rev. 2, 3, 4, ~5#, 6, ~6#-7); 4x.t (geo.; obv. 5, rev. 4, 5 ); On-Hr-xpS=f (sS ; obv. [1], ~2#, 3, 4, ~4#-5, 6, ~6#, 7, 7, rev. 3, 4, 5, 5-6, 6, ~7#, 7-8, 8)
Remarks: Dates mentioned: although the month of III Smw is not mentioned in all lines of obverse, the scribe did repeat III Smw in reverse line 1, suggesting that all dates on the obverse this ostracon also refer to this month.

Record last updated 2005-05-25


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