O. Ashmolean Museum 0178
Other nos.: O. Gardiner 0178
Description: Limestone, 20 x 7.5 cms. Two sides; obverse: two columns of eighteen lines and the remains of ten lines; reverse: thirteen lines. Red ink. Damaged; broken at left and bottom edges. Top obverse = bottom reverse. Correction by the scribe in obv. 3 and rev. 13.
Classification: account : expense - portion (?)
Keywords: basketry - bread - cakes - gang - metalwork - vegetables - vessel - woodwork - TAy (?)
Provenance: No indication
Publication: Unpublished; Černý Notebook 45.81 (description, transcription)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, Ramesses IV ?; see Remarks
Contents: Account of commodities in connection with men; see Remarks
Terminology: n NN (rev. 2); hAw (obv. I 3, 8)
Names/Titles: Imn-wa (obv. I 16); Imn-nxt (idn.w (?); obv. I 11); Nb-nfr (obv. I 14); Nxw-m-Mw.t (aA n is.t ; obv. I 1); 2nsw (idn.w ; obv. I 6); Incomplete: Imn-[...] (obv. I 18); Mr-sw-~...# (rev. I 2); 1r-[...] (obv. II 6)
Remarks: Date attributed: the mention of the foreman Nxw-m-Mw.t would place this ostracon somewhere in or around the reign of Ramesses IV. Contents: According to Janssen, Village Varia , 56 n. 4, this text is to be classed with gift-giving.

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