O. Berlin P 12343
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Description: Limestone, 13.5 x 20 cm; see Remarks. Inscribed on two sides in black ink, obverse 10 lines (Kitchen; see Remarks), reverse 7 lines. Complete, but obverse 7 almost entirely effaced, beginning of obverse 8 effaced middle of obverse 9 effaced, middle of reverse 3 effaced, beginning and end of reverse 6 effaced.
Classification: account : payment - transfer
Keywords: basketry - carpentry - coffin - death - door - painting - payment - textile - tomb (private) - wood - woodwork
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); Grandet, in: Les artistes de Pharaon (2002), 206 no. 157 (photographs, description); Hieratische Papyrus Berlin III, Leipzig 1911, pls. XXXIV, XXXIVa (description, facsimile, transcription); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 164-165 (transcription); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 81-82 (translation, commentary)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, Ramesses IV (Kitchen)
Contents: Obverse: an account of transfers, involving the workman BAk-n-wrnr , of decorated coffins and and some other items (see Remarks); reverse: an account of transfers of carpentry work given by the workman BAk-n-wrnr to the draughtsman 1r-Sri .
Terminology: ir n (obv. 2, 2, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 10, rev. 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 5, ~5#, ~6#); wHm (obv. 3); m Dr.t=f (rev. 5); m Dr.t NN (rev.~4-~5#); nA bAk.w-Hmw.w rdy NN n NN (rev. ~1-2#); nA sS-od nty m di NN (obv. 1); rdy.t NN n NN (rev. ~1-2#); dmD (rev. 7)
Names/Titles: an (f.; obv. 2; written Na ; 3); BAk-n-wrnr (rmT-is.t ; obv. 1, rev. ~1#); BAk.t-n-4tX (f.; obv. 6; written BAk.t-n-4ti ); PA-aA-m-tA-In.t (od ; obv. 3; written PA-aA-m-In.t ); Mw.t-Mw.t (f.; obv. 2?; see Remarks); Niw.t (geo.; obv. ~4#?); Nb-nfr (sA of BAk-n-wrnr ; rev. 4-~5#); 1r-Sri (sS-od ; rev. ~2#; see Remarks); Incomplete: an. (pA rmT n [...]; obv. 9)
Remarks: Description: the hight is given as 20 cm and the width as 13.3 cm by Grandet in: Les artistes de Pharaon (2002), 206 no. 157. However, the photographs show that the measurements must be hight 13.5 cm and width 20 cm (J.T.-V.). A curving line probably in black ink separates the bottom lines on obverse starting from the end of obverse 6, from the lines above (obverse 1-middle of obverse 6). The end of the line numbered by Hieratische Papyrus Berlin III, pl. XXXIV, XXXIVa as obverse 6 is numbered by Kitchen as obverse 7, whereby the total number of lines on obverse becomes 10. Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 164. Content(s): The same indiviuals feature in a similar transfer recorded in O. Ashmolean Museum 0136. See van Walsem, in: Deir el-Medina in the Third Millenium AD , 348, 349. Names, Titles: The reading Mw.t-Mw.t (obv. 2) by Toivari-Viitala, Women at Deir el-Medina , 128. The alternative reading "mother" (obv. 2) by Janssen, Commodity Prices , 26. The emendation "his mother?" (obv. 2) is suggested by McDowell, Village Life , 81. The reading sS-od 1r-Sri (rev. 2) by Janssen, Commodity Prices , 26.

Record last updated 2010-10-18


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