O. Berlin P 12635
Other nos.: -
  
Description: Limestone, 21 x 14 cm. Inscribed on three sides in black ink; on obverse 11 lines, on reverse 14 lines and on the edge 1 line. Top obverse = top reverse. Almost complete, but writing slightly effaced in obverse 8, 10 and 11. Palimpsest on obverse. See Remarks.
Classification: account : transfer
Keywords: bread - cakes - drinking - fat - feast - fish - fruit - grain - grain rations - meat - vegetables - iwSA - igd - bny.t - xp (?)
Provenance: Deir el-Medina; excavations G. Möller
Publication: Deir el Medine online, URL: http://dem-online.gwi.uni-muenchen.de (photographs, description, transcriptions, transliterations, translation and commentary); see Remarks
Dates mentioned: I pr.t sw 2 (rev. 9); KA-Hr-kA (rev. 9)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20 (Deir el Medine online)
Contents: List of drinks and foodstuffs given by an anonymous man to his daughter and various other people on different festive occasions.
Terminology: wHm (obv. 4, 11; rev. 1, 4, 6, 12, edge); wHm Abd Y sw Y (rev. 9); wHm an (obv. 6); r DbA (obv. 9); rdy.t n=f m Dr.t NN (rev. 8); rdy.t n=s (obv. 5, 7); dmD (obv. 9)
Names/Titles: an. ( pA nTr ; deity; obv. 11); an. ( pA Tb.w ; rev. 12-13); an. ( pAy=i aDd ; rev. 8; see Remarks); an. ( nA nTr.w ; deity; rev. 1); an. ( tAy=i sn.t ; f.; rev. 11); an. ( tAy=i Sri.t ; f.; obv. 2-3); an. ( tAy=f sn.t ; f.; rev. 10-11); Imn-PA-1apy sA Nfr-Htp (rev. 3-4); Bik (deity; obv. 9) MAA.n=i-nxt=f (re. 5 - written MAA-nxt=f ); 6A-wr.t (f.; deity; rev. 4-5)
Remarks: Description: obverse and reverse are resp. verso and recto in Černý's transcription, Notebook 32.44-45. On obverse according to Černý 11 lines plus 2 lines of earlier writing. The editors of Deir el Medine online indicate that the writing on this ostracon is the same as on Berlin P 10637 and Berlin P 12406. Publication: for the sign left untranscribed by the editors in obv. 4, 8, 9 and rev. 9, see Janssen, BES 13 (1997), 26-27; Černý (Notebook 32.45) suggested: nD? 'grind'. Names/Titles: the name read as PA-aDd in rev. 8 by the editors, following Gutgesell, Datierung , 355, in fact reads pAy=i aDd 'my lad'.

Record last updated 2011-07-02


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