O. BM EA 65938
Other nos.: O. Nash 05; HO 53, 2
  
Description: Limestone, 18 x 11.5. Two sides; obverse: thirteen lines; reverse: eleven lines. Black ink. Correction by the scribe in reverse l. 3. Damaged; left and bottom of obverse and right and bottom of reverse haven broken away. Some chips have come off the right of obverse and the left of reverse. Top obverse = top reverse.
Classification: protocol : deposition - oath - report
Keywords: arrival - beating - complaint - hut (im.w ) - oath - river-bank - temple - woodwork - onb.t
Provenance: No indication; see Remarks
Publication: Černý-Gardiner, Hieratic Ostraca , 16 (description) and pl. 53-53A no. 2 (facsimile, transcription); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 221-222 no. 221 (translation, commentary); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions V, 471-472 (transcription) McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 34 no. 8 (translation of obverse); Demaree, Ramesside Ostraca , 42 and pl. 187-188 (descrption, photograph, transcription); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 239-240 (translation)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 20 III Smw sw 1 (obv. 1); [...] Smw sw 13 (rev. 1).
Dates attributed: Černý-Gardiner, Allam, Kitchen, Demaree, Helck: year 20 Ramesses III (dyn. 20)
Contents: Protocol of two cases before the onb.t . Obverse: a woman complains about her husband who beats her and has to swear an oath not to mistreat her again. Reverse: complaint by the workman Nfr-Htp son of 2a-m-Nwn who has been beaten. see Remarks.
Terminology: ir ink (obv. 6, rev. ~6#); wAH Imn wAH pA HoA (obv. ~12#, rev. ~11#); m bAH nA sr.w (obv. ~11#, rev. ~9#-10); m bAH tA onb.t (rev. 2-[3 (?)]); hrw n smi ir.n NN (rev. 1-2); hrw n spr ir.n NN r onb.t sDm.y.w (obv. 1-2)
Names/Titles: an. (pA HoA anx wDA snb ; king; obv. [12], rev. 11); an. (nA sr.w ; obv. 11); Imn (deity; obv. 12, rev. [11]); Imn-m-Ip.t (rmT-is.t ; obv. 2); Imn-nxt (sS ; obv. ~3#, rev. 3); Imn-Htp (deity ; rev. ~6#); Imn-xa (idn.w ; obv. 4, rev. ~4#); In-Hr-xa (idn.w ; obv. ~4#, rev. 4); Wn-nfr (sS ; obv. 3, rev. 3); PA-Ra-Htp (rmT-is.t ; rev. 5) Nfr-Htp (AT.w ; obv. 5); Nfr-Htp sA 2a-m-Nwn (rmT-is.t ; rev. 1-~2#); 2a (AT.w ; obv. ~ 5 #, rev. 5 ) 2nsw (aA n is.t ; obv. 3, rev. ~3#); Incomplete: [...] (rmT-is.t ; rev. 4-5)
Remarks: Contents: although the texts from obverse and reverse seem unrelated, they both deal with cases of beating before the onb.t and were written by the same scribe. Provenance: Deir el-Medina, on the basis of internal evidence (Demaree, Ramesside Ostraca , 42).

Record last updated 2003-10-15


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