O. Ashmolean Museum 1180
Other nos.: HO 71, 1; O. Ashmolean Museum 1933.810
  
Description: Limestone, 19.5 x 21.5 cms (if facsimile in Hieratic Ostraca is on scale of 1:1).Two sides; obverse: nine lines; reverse: eight lines, rev. 6-8 in larger characters and a different hand. Black ink. Correction by the scribe in rev. 2. Complete except for some very small damage along right and top of obverse.Top obverse = top reverse.
Classification: note - oath : hire
Keywords: agriculture - copper - death - donkey - oath - term
Provenance: No indication
Publication: Černý-Gardiner, Hieratic Ostraca , 20-21 (description) and pl. 71-71A no. 1 (facsimile, transcription); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 18-20 no. 2 (translation, commentary) Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 320, 322 (translation in outline of content other source) ; Helck, Materialien III, 495 (translation of reverse 6-8); Janssen, Donkeys at Deir el-Medina , 34-35 (summary of contents, commentary); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions V, 525-526, 542, 554 (transcription); Menu, CRIPEL 1 (1973), 96 and 106 ff ., and Recherches sur l'histoire juridique, economique et sociale de l'ancienne Egypte , 252-253 and 264 ff. (transliteration, translation, commentary)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 28 IV Ax.t sw 25 (obv. 1); II pr.t (obv. 4); II pr.t sw 30 (obv. 5); I Ax.t sw 1 (obv. 8); II pr.t (obv. 8); rnp.t-sp 30 I pr.t sw 24 (rev. 1); rnp.t-sp 31 II Smw sw 1 (rev. 6)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, year 28 Ramesses III, year 30 Ramesses III, year 31 Ramesses III (Černý-Gardiner, Kitchen) ; Ramesses III ( Allam ); year 30 Ramesses III, year 31 Ramesses III (Helck)
Contents: Obverse: a donkey was hired to the watercarrier Pn-6A-wr.t to till a field, but died. The watercarrier performed an oath stating that he would replace the donkey, which took place nine months later. After this he hired the donkey once again. Reverse: oath by the watercarrier Pn-6A-wr.t that he will not transgress against the draughtsman MnnA ; hire of donkey to watercarrier Pn-6A-wr.t through the scribe 1r .
Terminology: ir n (obv. 3, 9); anx n nb anx wDA snb (obv. 4, 4 (no room for anx wDA snb) , 7, 7, rev. 2); wAH Imn wAH pA HoA anx wDA snb (rev. 3); m hrw pn (rev. 1); r SAa (obv. 5); hrw n di.t pA aA n NN r skA (obv. ~1#-2); di.t pA aA n NN (rev. 6); DbA (verb ; obv. 4, 5, 6)
Names/Titles: an. (pA HoA ; king; rev. 3); Imn (deity; rev. 3); Pn-6A-wr.t (in-mw ; obv. 2, rev. 2, 7); MnnA (sS-od ; rev. 4); 1r (sS n pA 2r ; rev. 6-7)
Remarks: The same case is described (in almost identical wording) in O. IFAO 0424 + O. Petrie 09 (HO 42, 3).

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