O. Berlin P 12652
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Description: Limestone, 23 x 13 cm. Inscribed on two sides; on obverse 15 lines and on reverse 11 lines in black and red ink (red ink: numbers, dots and cross-outs). Top obverse = top reverse. Damaged; on obverse broken off at the bottom and left edge, surface much effaced, only lines 1-4 and 12-15 legible, ends of lines 4-15 missing; on reverse slightly chipped off at right edge. On reverse lines 3, 4 and 5 crossed out in red by the scribe. Correction by the scribe in obv. 15 and rev. 11.
Classification: account : deposition - dispute - oath - payment
Keywords: grain - jewelry - mat - oath - payment - woodwork
Provenance: Deir el-Medina; excavations G. Möller 1911
Publication: Deir el Medine online, URL: http://dem-online.gwi.uni-muenchen.de (photographs, description, transcriptions, transliteration, translation and commentary); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 402 (translation of obv. 14-15). See Remarks.
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 6 I pr.t sw 7 (obv. 14)
Dates attributed: Mid dyn. 20, year 6 Ramesses IV (Deir el Medine online)
Contents: On obverse first an account of a payment made by workman Imn-wa to carpenter PA-mdw-nxt for making a bed. In the last lines (in a different hand) a dated note about a dispute between the two parties concerning some outstanding payment. On reverse first an account concerning the payment of a bed (the same as on obverse?) - the items given include a jackal, followed by a note (in a different hand) recording that the scribe of the Necropolis administered an oath on the two parties concerning the transaction.
Terminology: iw n=f (rev. 10); ir n (obv. ~7#, ~8#, ~9#, ~10#, ~11#, ~12#, ~13#; rev. 2, 3, 4); anx wDA snb r Dd (rev. 7-8); r rdi.t rx pA i.ir=f n=i (rev. 1); r rdi.t rx=tw pA HD i.di NN n NN r DbA (obv. ~1#-3 - written di.tw) ; r DbA=f n NN (obv. 15); rdy.t [...] (obv. ~6#); HA.w n=f (obv. 15; rev. 10); HA.w r=f (rev. 6); sDm r n NN Hna NN (obv. ~14#); dmD (obv. 13; rev. 4)
Names/Titles: an. ( pAy=i ir.y ; rev. 9); an. ( sS n pA 2r (rev. 7); Imn-wa ( rmT-is.t ; obv. 2; obv. 14, ~15#, without title); PA-mdw-nxt ( Hmw.w ; obv. 2)
Remarks: Publication: photographs of obverse and reverse switched in Deir el Medine online, and named "RS" and "VS" respectively.

Record last updated 2011-07-02


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