O. Berlin P 01121
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Description: Limestone, 15 x 9 cm (see Remarks). Inscribed in black ink on two sides, obverse 9 lines (numbered 1-9; see Remarks), reverse 3 lines (numbered 10-12). Top obverse = top reverse. Damaged: beginnings of obverse 4-6 chipped off, ends of obverse 1-3, 7-8 chipped off, one line appears to be missing at the bottom of obverse.
Classification: protocol : dispute - hire(?) - oath
Keywords: copper - death - donkey - oath - payment
Provenance: Acquired from J. Dümichen in 1881.
Publication: Deir el Medine online, URL: http://dem-online.gwi.uni-muenchen.de (description, transcription, transliteration, translation, photograph and commentary); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 26-27 no. 5 (translation, commentary); Eichler, SAK 18 (1991), 179-180 (transliteration, translation and commentary of obverse 1-3); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 297 (translation); Helck, Materialien III, 500 (translation); Hieratische Papyrus Berlin III, pls. XXXV, XXXVa (description, facsimile, transcription); Janssen, Donkeys at Deir el-Medina , 35 (summary of contents, commentary); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions V, 524-525 (transcription); Malinine, BIFAO 46 (1947), 118-122 (transcription, translation, commentary); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 89 no 61 (translation, commentary); Wimmer, Hieratische Paläographie 1, 26-27 (description, transcription of obverse)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 28 III Ax.t sw 9 (obv. 1)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, year 28 Ramesses III (Eichler, Helck, Kitchen, Malinine, Wimmer).
Contents: A dispute arising from a sub-lease of a donkey by Pn-6A-wr.t to Pn-Niw.t with oaths taken as guarantees.
Terminology: anx (obv. 6); Dd NN Hna NN Hr pAy=f aA i.di=f n NN r bAk.w=f (obv. ~1-4#?; see Remarks);
Names/Titles: BAk-n-wrnr (obv. ~1#; written BAk-n-wr.t ; ~6#; see Remarks); Pn-Niw.t (obv. ~3#); Pn-6A-wr.t (obv. 2, 4)
Remarks: Description: measurements 15 x 9 cm by Deir el-Medine online . The measurements are given as 15.5 x 9.2 cm by Wimmer, Hieratische Paläographie 1, 26. For the assumption that one line is lost at the bottom of obverse (i.e. obv. 10), see Malinine, BIFAO 46 (1947), 119. Terminology: reading r bAk.w=f (obv. ~4#?) by Malinine, BIFAO 46 (1947), 120 note c, 121 note g. Names, Titles: wrnr in BAk-n-wrnr (obv. ~1#) appears to be a hypocoristic of wr.t . Malinine, BIFAO 46 (1947), 121 note e.

Record last updated 2010-10-18


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