O. Ashmolean Museum 0655
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Description: Limestone, 15.5 x 14.3 cm. Hieratic characters incised and filled with copper-based blue frit which has turned blackish in the lower half of the text, on one side, 10 lines. Damaged: beginnings of all lines lost, slight loss at end of line 2, ends of lines 8-10 lost, unknown number of lines at bottom lost.
Classification: account(?) - deposition(?)
Keywords: grain - hut - payment - silver - woodwork
Provenance: Purchased in Luxor in 1932 or 1933 by N. de Garis Davies.
Publication: McDowell, JEA 81 (1995) 220-225, pl. XX (photograph, transcription, translation, commentary); McDowell, Egyptian Archaeology 7 (1995), 32 (photograph, commentary); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 180-181 no. 136 (translation)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, second half of reign Ramesses III (McDowell)
Contents: A claim voiced in the presence of foreman 2nsw and deputy [...] by workman Wn-nfr to gain hold of his father's hut. The positive result of the claim is achieved through arbitration, whereby the present holder of the hut is compensated for improvements he made in it.
Terminology: ir n (~10# ; or dbn ? ; see Remarks); m bAH NN (3-~4#); r di.t rx pA HD (5); Incomplete: smi ([1]? ; possibly smi ir.n NN ; see Remarks)
Names/Titles: Wn-nfr (rmT-is.t ; ~1#); 2nsw (aA n is.t ; 3); Incomplete: [...]- Ip.t (pAy=i it ; ~2#-~3# ; possibly Imn-m-Ip.t ; see Remarks); [...] (idn.w ; 3-~4#); [...] (rmT -[...]; ~1#-~2# ; title probably rmT-is.t )
Remarks: Terminology: The optional readings ir n and dbn are both given by McDowell, JEA 81 (1995) pl. XX. The restoration smi ir.n NN is suggested by McDowell, JEA 81 (1995) 221. Alternative resotiration suggestions are smi in NN and smi n=i NN . (B.H.). Names, Titles: restoration Imn-m-Ip.t , a personal name, and alternative suggestion that some place name could be restored in lacuna, by McDowell, JEA 81 (1995) 221, pl. XX.

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