O. BM EA 05630
Other nos.: HO 87, 2
  
Description: Limestone, 32.4 x 13.5 cms. One side with thirteen lines in black ink. A stroke running through line 8 separates part of line 8 and lines 9-13 from the preceding text; see Remarks. Damaged at the beginning of lines 1-4, but dirty and much affected from line 9 onwards. Correction by the scribe in line 12.
Classification: account - list : transfer
Keywords: appointment (?) - basketry - conflict - gang - grain - mat - oil - plants - pottery - sandals
Provenance: No indication; see Remarks
Publication: Birch, Inscriptions in the Hieratic and Demotic Character , pl. 19 (facsimile); Černý-Gardiner, Hieratic Ostraca , 23 (description) and pl. 87 no. 2 (transcription; facsimile); Demaree, Ramesside Ostraca , 17 and pl. 17-18 (description, photograph, transcription)
Dates mentioned: II Smw sw 13 (4)
Dates attributed: Demaree: dyn. 19 / dyn. 20
Contents: First text: list of items, mostly basketry, in one case given to a chief policeman. Second text relates to a conflict between a man (?) and a woman and has to do with her maintenance and the accusation that the writer of the text has a conflict with her, which he denies.
Terminology: aHa tA 3 rnp.t im (13); wHm (~1#, 1, 2, 3, 4, 67, 7); rdy.t n NN (4-5; or rdy.t.n NN )
Names/Titles: Incomplete: <...-m>-wiA (Hr.y-mDAy ; 5)
Remarks: Description: the second text (lines 8-13) is written in a wild orthography and practically unintelligible (acc. to Hieratic Ostraca, 23). Provenance: Deir el-Medina, on the basis of internal evidence (Demaree, Ramesside Ostraca , 17).

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