O. Berlin P 12631
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Description: Reddish brown pottery (vase fragment, 3 frgts joined), 37.7 x 18.5 cm. Inscribed on two sides. Top obverse = top reverse. On obverse (convex) 22 lines and on reverse (concave)18 lines in black and red ink with additions above and beneath lines. Damaged; broken off on right edge and bottom of upper half and right edge of lower half of obverse; on obverse beginnings of lines 16-22 and ends of lines 1-14 missing; on reverse beginnings of lines 1-9 and ends of lines 12-18 missing. Correction by the scribe in reverse 4.
Classification: account - journal : deficit - delivery - duty - event - name
Keywords: beer - bread - brick - dates - fat - firewood - fish - gang - grain rations - paint - passing (guard posts) - pottery - reward - side (of gang) - vegetables - working - xtm (see Remarks)
Provenance: Deir el-Medina; excavations G. Möller 1911
Publication: Deir el Medine online, URL: http://dem-online.gwi.uni-muenchen.de (photographs, description, transcription, transliteration, translation and commentary); Helck, Die datierten un datierbaren Ostraka , 352-353 (outline of contents and turnus)
Dates mentioned: III Smw sw 30 (obv. 5); III Smw (obv. 15, 16, 16; rev. 7); IV Smw sw 10+x (obv. 16); rnp.t-sp 1 IV Smw sw 1-5 (obv. 2, 2, 6, 7, 7); sw 7 (obv. 8); sw 9-17 (obv. 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 14, 15, 15); IV Smw sw 30 (obv. 5; should be III Smw ?); sw 20 (obv. 21; rev. 11); sw 24 (rev. ~2#; see Remarks); sw 30 (rev. 10, 11); epagomenal days (rev. 18); epagomenal day 1-5 (rev. 12-16)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, year 1 Ramesses IV (Deir el Medine online, Helck)
Contents: Deliveries of various commodities; duty roster; events mentioned are passing of guard posts on IV Smw 17 and distribution of reward by the priest later in the same month.
Terminology: iw=w n Abd Y sw Y (obv. 5); iw=w bAk (obv. 13); iny.t m Niw.t (obv. 6, 12); ir n (obv. 12, 18, rev. 4) wnmy (obv. 2, 17, 19; rev. 6); wDA.t pA xt n Hr.y.w-rnp.t (rev. 18); wDA.t n sw Y (rev. 11); wDA.t n NN (rev. 9) wDA.t=f (obv. 5); m mi.t.t pA [...] (rev. 18); m Dr.t NN (obv. ~4#, ~9#, between 9 and 10, 10, ~11#, ~22#; rev. 10, 10, above 14, ~14#, ~16#, 17); smHy (obv. 18; rev. 1, 4 (corrected out of wnmy ), 9); di.t di.w [...] (obv. 11); di.t di.w n Abd Y (obv. 15; rev. ~7#)
Names/Titles: an. ( nswt-bity [...] ; king; obv. 1; certainly Ramesses IV); an. ( pA Hm-nTr ; obv. 20; see Remarks); an. ( pA od ; rev. 9); As.t (deity; f.; epagomenal day; rev. 15); Ii-r-niw.t=f (obv. ~7#; rev. 2); Imn-Htp ( Sad-xt ; obv. ~9#; rev. 10 (without title)); Ir.y-aA (obv. 6); Wsir (deity; epagomenal day; rev. 12); Wsr-HA.t (above obv. 1); Pn-ano.t (obv. 13, rev. 13); Pn-pA-iw (aA ; rev. 17 - or Pn-pA-mr ); PtH-ms (obv. ~4#, 10, 11; rev. 10, above 14); Mnw-xa (obv. 3); Niw.t (geo.; obv. 6, 12); Nb.t-Hw.t (deity; f.; epagomenal day; rev. 16); Nfr-Hr (obv. 8); Nfr-Htp (obv. 12; rev. 12); Nxw-m-Mw.t (obv. 10); Nxt-Mnw (obv. 14; rev. 15); Ns-Imn (obv. 9); RSw-ptr=f (obv. ~15#; rev. 16); 1r (deity; epagomenal day; rev. 13); 1r-Sri (obv. 7); 2a-m-WAs.t (obv. 14; rev. 14); 2a-m-Nwn (obv. 11; rev. 10); 4tX (deity; epagomenal day; rev. 14) Incomplete: I [...] ( sS ; obv. between 9 and 10; possibly Imn-nxt ); [...] y (obv. 4; probably 4tX.y )
Remarks: Keywords: read xtm in the beginning of rev. 8. Date(s) mentioned: according to the turnus the date in rev. 2 must be IV Smw sw 24). Names,Titles: is this the Hm-nTr tpy n Imn ??

Record last updated 2011-07-01


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