O. BM EA 05634
Other nos.: HO 83-84
  
Description: Limestone, 38.5 x 33 cm. Lines in black ink with supralinear notes in red; obverse 24 lines, reverse 22 lines, top obverse = bottom reverse. Corrections by scribe in red notes underneath rev. 7 (end) and over rev. 18-20; black signs cancelled by red stroke in rev. 21. Complete.
Classification: list : absence - labour - name
Keywords: brewing - carrying stones - door - embalming - feast - funeral - house - illness - inactivity - medicine - menstruation - mourning - offering - woodwork - sS (see Remarks)
Provenance: Acquired in 1823, H. Salt collection.
Publication: Černý, Gardiner, Hieratic Ostraca , 22 and 23, pls. LXXXIII and LXXXIV (description, transcription); Bierbrier, The Tomb-builders of the Pharaohs , 54, fig. 34 (photograph rev.); Birch, Inscriptions in the Hieratic and Demotic Character , 8, pls. XX and XXI (description, facsimile); Davies, Egyptian Historical Inscriptions , 309-334 (translation, commentary); Demarée, Ramesside Ostraca , 18, pls. 25 and 26 (description, transcription, photographs); Grandet, in: Les artistes de Pharaon , 167, 315-317, no. 113 (photographs, description, translation, commentary, bibliography); Kitchen, Pharaoh Triumphant , 196 and 197 (partial translation of obv. 1, 2, 16, rev. 1, 2, 7, 10, 11); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions III, 515-525 (transcription); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 54, no. 25 (translation obv. 21-24, commentary); R. Parkinson, Cracking Codes. The Rosetta Stone and Decipherment , London 1999, 164, no. 76 (description, photograph; translation obv. 1, 11, 12, rev. 11, 15; commentary); see Remarks
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 40 (obv. 1); I Ax.t sw 14 (obv. 2); II Smw sw 10 + x (obv. ~3a#?); II pr.t sw 13-17 (obv. 3); sw 23 (obv. 3); [...] Smw [...] (obv. ~3#?); III Ax.t sw 23-24 (obv. 4); IV Ax.t sw 16 (obv. 4); I pr.t sw 14-15 (obv. 4); I pr.t sw 24-25 (obv. ~4#); sw 10 + x (obv. 4); II pr.t sw 14 + x (obv. 4a); III Ax.t sw 21-22 (obv. 5); II pr.t sw 8 (obv. 5), III Smw sw 17-18 (obv. 5); sw 21-22 (obv. 5); II Smw sw 4 (obv. 5); II Smw sw [...] (obv. 5a); IV Smw sw 4-7 (obv. 5b); IV Ax.t sw 15-17 (obv. 6); III pr.t sw 18 (obv. 6); II Smw sw 4 (obv. 6); III Smw sw 7-8 (obv. 6); III Smw sw 24-26 (obv. 6); IV pr.t sw 23 (obv. 7); IV Smw sw 6 (obv. 7); II Smw sw 14 (obv. 7a); sw 15 (obv. 7b); I Smw sw 16-17 (obv. 9); II Smw sw 7-8 (obv. 9); I Ax.t sw 14-15 (obv. ~9a#?); I pr.t sw 25 (obv. 10); II pr.t sw 7 (obv. 10); III pr.t sw 27 (obv. 10); III Ax.t sw 21-24 (obv. 11); II pr.t sw 7-8 (obv. 11); sw 23-24 (obv. 11); III pr.t sw 28 (obv. 11); IV pr.t sw 24-25 (obv. 11); III Ax.t sw 21-24 (obv. 12); IV Ax.t sw 7-8 (obv. 12); sw 15-16 (obv. 12); I pr.t sw 14-15 (obv. 12); I pr.t sw 17-18 (obv. 12); I Smw 27 (obv. 12a); III Ax.t sw 21-24 (obv. 13); IV Ax.t sw 17 (obv. 13); I pr.t sw 18 (obv. 13); III Smw sw 8 (obv. 13); II pr.t sw 8 (obv. 14); I pr.t sw 24 (obv. 15); III pr.t sw 28 (obv. 15); I pr.t sw 14 (obv. 16); III Smw sw 4 (obv. 16); I pr.t sw 17-18 (obv. 17); II Smw sw 6 (obv. 17); sw 8 (obv. 17); I pr.t sw 17-18 (obv. 19); II pr.t sw 17 (obv. 19); III pr.t sw 27-28 (obv. 19); IV pr.t sw 3 (obv. 19); IV pr.t sw 7-8 (obv. 19); IV pr.t sw 24 (obv. 19a); IV Smw sw 25-26 (obv. 19a); III Ax.t sw 21I Ax.t sw 25 (obv. 24); II pr.t sw 7-8 (rev. 1); III Smw sw 3 (rev. 1); III Smw sw 5 (rev. 1); sw 7-8 (rev. 1); I pr.t sw 15 (rev. 2); II pr.t sw 7-8 (rev. 2); II pr.t sw 16 (rev. 2); sw 23-24 (rev. 2); III pr.t sw 6 (rev. 2); IV Ax.t sw 17 (rev. 3); IV Ax.t sw 15 (rev. 4); sw 17 (rev. 4); II Smw sw 7-8 (rev. 4); IV Smw sw 26 (rev. 4); I pr.t sw 25 (rev. 5); I Smw sw 27 (rev. 5); II Smw sw 14-15 (rev. 5); IV Smw sw 4-8 (rev. 6); IV Ax.t sw 17 (rev. 7); I pr.t sw 25 (rev. 7); IV pr.t sw 8 (rev. 7); I Smw sw 25-27 (rev. 7); II Smw sw 2-7 (rev. 7-7a); II pr.t sw 7 (rev. 8); I pr.t sw 18 (rev. 9); I pr.t sw 25 (rev. 9); IV pr.t sw 23 (rev. 9); IV Ax.t sw 7 (rev. 10); III pr.t sw 25-28 (rev. 10); IV pr.t sw 8 (rev. 10); IV Smw sw 16 (rev. 10); I Ax.t sw 14-15 (rev. 10); I pr.t sw 24 (rev. 11); II pr.t sw 7 (rev. 11); II pr.t sw 17 (rev. 11); II pr.t sw 24 (rev. 11); II pr.t sw 8 (rev. 12); II Smw sw 2-8 (rev. 12); III Smw sw 21-22 (rev. 13); IV Smw sw 4-8 (rev. 13); IV Smw sw 24-26 (rev. 13); II pr.t sw 17 (rev. 14); III Smw sw 5 (rev. 14); sw 7-8 (rev. 14); III Smw sw 17-18 (rev. 14); II pr.t sw 14-15 (rev. 15); II Smw sw 2-3 (rev. 15); II pr.t sw 7 (rev. 16); I pr.t sw 14 (rev. 17); IV pr.t sw 25 (rev. 17); II Smw sw 5-8 (rev. 17); IV Smw sw 7-8 (rev. 17); II pr.t sw 8 (rev. 18); II pr.t sw 17 (rev. 18); II pr.t sw 23 (rev. 18); III pr.t sw 27-28 (rev. 18); IV pr.t sw 28 (rev. 18); I Ax.t sw 14 (rev. 18); I pr.t sw 18 (rev. 19); I pr.t sw 23 (rev. 19); II pr.t sw 13-18 (rev. 19); II pr.t sw 24 (rev. 20); III pr.t sw 25-28 (rev. 20); IV pr.t sw 8 (rev. 21); I Smw sw
Dates attributed: Dyn. 19, year 39 Ramesses II (Helck) and year 40 Ramesses II (Černý, Demarée, Gardiner, Grandet, Helck, Kitchen, McDowell)
Contents: List of workmen with the dates on which they were absent; the reasons of their absence are specified with red ink over the lines (black) recording names and dates.
Terminology: wsf (over rev. 2 - written wsfA.t , 9, 11 - written wsfA , 18 - written wsfA , 19 - corrected into m a Hr.y=f ); m a pA sS (over obv. 11, rev. 11, 18 , 18, 18 ); m a NN (over obv. 2, 11, 21, 22, 23, 23); m a Hr.y=f (over obv. 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4; obv. 4a, over obv. 5, 5; obv. 5, 5a, 6; over obv. 6, 6, 6, 6, 7a, 7b, 9, 9, 9a, 13, 17, 19, 19, 19, 19a, rev. 14, 19, 19, 19, 19, 19, 19, 19 - corrected from wsf ; rev. 20; over rev. 20, 20, 20, 20, 20 - corrected from wsf ; rev. 22); m a sS (over rev. 17, 17; rev. 21); m mi.t.t (over obv. 4, ~4#, ~4#, 6, 6, 6, 11, 11, 11, 11, 11, 13, 13, 13, 19, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 22, 22, rev. 7, 11); mr (over obv. 3a, 5, 5, 5, 5b, 5b, 5b, 5b, 11 - mw.t=f mr.ti , 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12; through obv. 12a; over obv. 13, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20a, 20a, 20a, 20a, 24, 24, 24, rev. 1, 1, 1, 1; rev. 2, 2; over rev. 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 7a, 7a, 7a, 7a, 8, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 13, 13, 13, 13, 14, 14, 14, 14, 15, 15, 18 - correction, 21, 21); ditto (over obv. 9, 9a, 17, 19, 19a, 19a, 21, 22, 22, 22, ~23#, 23, 23, 23, 23, 23, rev. 7, 13, 13, 13, 13, 17, 17, 17)
Names/Titles: an. ( Hr.y=f ; over obv. 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4; obv. 4a, over obv. 5, 5; obv. 5, 5a, 6; over obv. 6, 6, 6, 6, 7a, 7b, 9, 9, 9a, 13, 17, 19, 19, 19, 19a, rev. 14, 19, 19, 19, 19, 19, 19, 19 , rev. 20; over rev. 20, 20, 20, 20, 20 , rev. 22) ; an. ( pA sS ; over obv. 11, rev. 11, 18, 18, 18); an. ( sS ; over obv. 15, rev. 17, 17; rev. 21); Any (obv. 15); Ii-r-niw.t=f (rev. 18); Imn-m-wiA (rev. 2); Imn-ms (obv. 14); Imn-nxt (obv. 6); In-Hr-xa (rev. 3); Iny (rev. 11); aA-pH.t.y (over obv. 11; obv. 12; over obv. 21); WAD-ms (obv. 7); Wn-nfr (obv. 16); BAk-n-Mw.t (rev. 16); Bw-on.tw=f (obv. 17); PA-Hr.y-pD.t (obv. ~21#); PA-2r (rev. 6); PA-sr (rev. 5); Pn-nbw (obv. 11); Pn-dwA (obv. 2); MAA.n=i-nxt=f (obv. 18); Mr-WAs.t (rev. 14); Nb-Imn.t.t (obv. 8); Nb-n-mAa.t (rev. 13); Nfr-ab.t (rev. 4); Nfr-rnp.t (obv. 20a); Nfr-sn.w.t (rev. 8); Nx (obv. 9a); Nxt-Imn (rev. 19, 22); Nxt-Mnw (obv. 10); Ra-ms (rev. 15); Ra-Htp (rev. 17); 1y (obv. 19, 19a); 1y-nfr (rev. ~1#); 1r-ms (over rev. 2); 1r-m-wiA (obv. 5, 5b; over obv. 23); 1r-nfr (obv. 3, 3a); 1H-nxw (obv. 9); 2a-m-tr (obv. 13); 2nsw (over obv. 2, 22; rev. 10); 4A-WAD.t (obv. 4, 7a); 4A-Mw.t (rev. 9); 4bA (rev. 7); 4nr (rev. 12 ; cf. 4r ); On-Hr-xpS=f (over rev. 11)
Remarks: Keywords: sS (obv. 9, 17, rev. 2, 17) perhaps 'to pass away' = 'to die'? Janssen, SAK 8 (1980), 138 and 139. Publication: important discussion of the text and its interpretation by Janssen, SAK 8 (1980), 127-152. See also Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 66-71.

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