O. Berlin P 12625
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Description: Reddish brown pottery (vase fragment) with ochre slip on obverse, 22 x 18 cm. Inscribed on two sides. Top obverse = top reverse. On obverse (convex) three columns, col. I 11 lines in black ink, col. II 3 lines in red ink, col III 5 lines in black ink; on reverse (concave) four columns, col. I 12 lines in black ink, col. II 7 lines in black ink, col. III 2 lines in black ink, col. IV 2 lines in red ink (perpendicular with respect to cols I-III). With exception of obv. I 1-9 (hieratic), all lines on the ostracon contain workmen's marks (or 'funny signs') in combination with numbers.
Classification: account - journal(?) : deficit - delivery(?) - duty(?) - name(?)
Keywords: apportioning - flowers - vegetables
Provenance: Deir el-Medina; excavations G. Möller 1911
Publication: Deir el Medine online, URL http://dem-online.gwi.uni-muenchen.de (photographs, descriptions, transcription, transliteration, translation and commentary; Haring, GM 178 (2000), 45-58 (description, partial transcription and commentary)
Dates mentioned: sw 18-24 (obv. II 1, 2, ~3#, III 1, 2, 3, 5); sw 12-25 (rev. I 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 12, III 1, 2): sw 24-25 (rev. IV 1, 2); sw 30 (rev. II 1); sw 1-6 (rev. II 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, year 31 Ramesses III (Deir el-Medine online; Haring)
Contents: Delivery and apportioning of commodities; duty roster. On obverse col. II and III and on reverse duty roster with name markers, see Remarks.
Terminology: iw NN pS (obv. ~2#, 5); wDA.t=f (obv. I 10). Incomplete: [...] pS=w (obv. I 6); [...] pS=w dmD (obv. I 10)
Names/Titles: Nb-smn sA Ra-iA ( Hr.y-mDAy ; obv. 8); Nfr-Hr (obv. I 2, 5); Ks (obv. I 9).
Remarks: Contents: the name markers correlate with III pr.t 18 - IV pr.t 26 of year 31 of Ramesses III (Haring, GM 178 (2000), 45-58).

Record last updated 2011-06-29


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