O. BM EA 05637
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Description: Limestone, 11.5 x 14 cm. Inscribed on two sides in black ink, obverse 9 lines, reverse 7(?) lines (see Remarks). Top obverse = bottom reverse. Palimpsest: remains of 4 erased lines of an old text written on the reverse up side down in relation to the more recent text. Damaged:ends of obverse 2, 4, 6-8 chipped off, bottom of obverse 9 lost, ends of reverse 1-2, 5 lost, only a few signs remain of the reverse old text 1-2.
Classification: account - deposition: oracle
Keywords: beer - bread - cakes - chapel - feast - grain - granary - house - hut - oil - oracle - river-bank - storehouse - term - theft - dHty
Provenance: no indication
Publication: Demaree, Ramesside Ostraca , 18, pls. 30-31 (photographs, description, transcription); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri, 50-51 no. 23 (translation); Birch, Inscriptions in the Hieratic and Demotic Character , 7, pl. XV (description, facsimile); Blackman, JEA 12 (1926), 183-185, pls. 37-42 (photographs, description, transcription, translation, commentary); Helck, Materialien III, (340), (translation); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions V, 577 (transcription).
Dates mentioned: III Smw sw 13 (obv. 8)
Dates attributed: Mid dyn. 20 (Demaree); dyn. 20 (Allam); Ramesses III (Kitchen); before year 4 Ramesses IV (Blackman).
Contents: An appeal by the workman Nxw-m-Mw.t to the oracle of king Imn-Htp over several thefts by unknown persons. Old text: an account of grain.
Terminology: r rdi.t rx=tw TAw.t nb i.ir r=i m NN (obv. 1-2?; see Remarks); r rdi.t rx=tw bty nb i.di=i r [...] r SAa m Abd [...] (rev. old text 1-2)
Names/Titles: an. (pAy=i it ; father of Nxw-m-Mw.t ; chapel of; rev. 4-5); an . (deity; PAy=i nb ; Imn-Htp ; rev.5); Nxw-m-Mw.t ( rmT-is.t ; obv. 1-2); nswt Imn-Htp (deity; appearance of; obv. ~9#)
Remarks: Description: editor mentions six lines on reverse, but some signs at the beginning of a line 7 have also survived. Demaree, Ramesside Ostraca , 18, pl. 31. Terminology: for obv. 1-2, see Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 50 note l.

Record last updated 2007-11-08


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