O. BM EA 50728
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Description: Limestone, 17 x 14.4 cm. Inscribed on four sides in black ink, obverse 11 lines, top edge obverse 1 line, left edge obverse 5 lines, reverse (a) 2 lines after which follows two columns, column I 7 lines, columns II 4 lines, (b) perpendicular and to the left of reverse (a) 1 line. Top obverse = left edge reverse. Damaged: top of obverse 1 chipped off, beginning of obverse 9-10 lost, ends of obverse 7-10 lost, only a few signs remain of top edge obverse, middle of left edge obverse 1, 4 effaced, beginning and end of obverse left edge effaced, only traces remain of left edge obverse 5, beginnings of reverse (a) 3-4 chipped off, middle of reverse (a) 8 effaced, only traces remain of reverse (a) 9. Corrections by scribe in obverse 6, and 7.
Classification: account - memorandum: deficit - delivery
Keywords: gang - pottery - side (of gang) - vessel
Provenance: Purchased by the British Museum in 1912 from M. Mohassib, marks: 50728 and 1912 2-10 68.
Publication: Demaree, Ramesside Ostraca , 34, pls. 124-125 (photographs, description, transcription); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 39 (translation).
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 2 [...] (top edge obverse)
Dates attributed: Early dyn. 19, year 2 Ramesses II(?) (Demaree); year 2 Seti I (Helck).
Contents: A memorandum of an account of pottery jars given to members of the work gang.
Terminology: aHa n (rev. (b) 1); aHa m Y n inH.w.t (obv. 2); wp st (obv. 7); wp st n tA is.t m pA Y (obv. 3); wDA.t (obv. 10, 10, 11; all cancelled); pA wp n pA Y n inH.w.t n tA is.t (rev. 1-2); pA sxA.w nA n inH.w.t n smHy (obv. 1); m hAyt (obv. 4, 6; see Remarks); nty m hAy t (obv. left edge 2; see Remarks) dmD (obv. 5, rev. (a) II 4)
Names/Titles: Ipy (obv. 7, obv. left edge 4, rev. (a) II 2); Imn-ms (obv. 10); Ir.y-nfr (obv. 9, rev. (a) I ~6#); aA-mk.t (obv. 5; written aA-mk) ; Wn-nxw (rev. (a) I 2); BAk (obv. 5); PA-sr (obv. 10); MH (obv. 7, rev. (a) I 5); PA-Sd (obv. 7); Ra-wbn (obv. ~8#, rev. (a) I 3); 1Ay (obv. 7, rev. (a) I 4); 1y (obv. 5, obv. left edge 3); 4n-nDm (obv. 8, rev. (a) I 1); OH (obv. 5); Ks (obv. 7, rev. (a) II 3); 6wtw (obv. 11?; or 6t ?) Incomplete: PA -[...] (obv. 10?)
Remarks: Terminology: for m HAyt (obv. 4, 6), and nty m HAyt (obv. left edge 2), cf. Valbelle, BIFAO 77 (1977), 129-131.

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