O. Berlin P 10629
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Description: Brown p ottery (vase fragment) with ochre brown slip , 14.5 x 13 cm. Inscribed on two sides in black ink, obverse 10 lines (numbered 1-10), reverse 3 lines (numbered 11-13). Damaged; smalle fragment broken off at bottom left edge; surface rubbed and writing partly effaced in obv. 1, 3-5, 8-9; end of obv. 10 partly missing.
Classification: oracle
Keywords: apportioning - conflict - copper - grain - metalwork - oracle - payment(?; see Remarks) - vessel
Provenance: Bought on the West Bank of Luxor.
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 , 27-29 no. 7 (translation, commentary); Černý, BIFAO 27 (1927), 177-178 (transcription, translation, commentary) ; Hieratische Papyrus Berlin III, Leipzig 1911, pls. XXXVII, XXXVIIa (description, facsimile, transcription); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions V, 574 (transcription)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 19, first half ( Hieratische Papyrus Berlin III; see Remarks) ; dyn. 20 (dem-online)
Contents: A petition by an anonymous author to an oracle appealing for a solution in a property dispute between the author and her mother, and her siblings.
Terminology: mi n=i pAy=i nb (obv. 1)
Names/Titles: an. (pAy=i it ; obv. 3, 7); an. (deity; pAy=i nb ; obv. 1); an. (pAy=i hAy ; 8); an. (nAy=i sn.w ; obv. 2); an. (tAy=i mw.t ; f.; obv. 1, rev. 13); Pn-6A-wr.t (sS ; 4)
Remarks: Keywords: for ir.w (obv. 6) meaning "price", and literally "das zu Tuende", cf. Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 28 note 5. Date(s) attributed: possibly dyn. 20 (Demaree).

Record last updated 2010-10-18


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