O. Berlin P 12654
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Description: Limestone, 18 x 27 cm. Inscribed on two sides probably in black ink, obverse 11 lines, reverse 8 lines; obverse 5 squeezed in between 4 and 6. Damaged: ends of obverse 2-4, 6 lost, middle of obverse 2, 7 effaced, beginning of obverse 7, 11, reverse 2 effaced, middle of obverse 10 chipped off. Corrections by scribe in obverse 1, 6, 7, 11, reverse 7; the word rmT in nA rmT pA xr (obv. ~2#) is added above the line, and may be considered as a correction.
Classification: protocol : dispute - event - transfer
Keywords: arrival - beating - brand - commissioning - departure - gang - granary - message - Necropolis - oil - punishment - reorganization - silver - stone-work - tools - xtm - smd.t - snh - onb.t
Provenance: Deir el-Medina; excavations G. Moller, 7.3.1913, House IX NE
Publication: Deir el Medine online, URL: http://dem-online.gwi.uni-muenchen.de (description, transcription, transliteration, translation, photograph and commentary); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 35-38 no. 15, pls. 12-15 (photographs, transcription, translation, commentary); Černý, in: Cambridge Ancient History II, part 2, 613 (translation of reverse 1-3); Černý, Community of Workmen , 104 (translation of reverse 1-3); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 424-425 (translation); Janssen, in: Gleanings , 133-147 (translation, commentary); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 344-345 (transcription); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt, 194 no. 149 (translation of obverse 8-11), 230-231 no. 182 (translation, commentary); Theodorides, RIDA 16 (1969) 127-128 (translation of obverse 10-11)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 2 III Smw sw 9 (obv. 1); rnp.t-sp 2 III Smw sw [...] (obverse 3); III Smw sw 29 (rev. 4); IV Ax.t sw 2 (rev. 6)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, year 2 Ramesses VI (Allam, Helck, Janssen, McDowell ; see Remarks ).
Contents: Gathering (or registering) the gang and arrival of the scribe PA-sr . A protocol of a dispute between the scribe PA-sr and the draughtsman Nb-nfr settled by the onb.t , the sacking of excess workmen who subsequently were to take up a new position as service staff, the delivery of oil to the service staff, the delivery of two silver spikes to the vizier, and the vizier's departure to the North.
Terminology: m Dr.t NN (rev. 7-8); r rdi.t rx=tw pA iTA mrH.t n smd.t bnr (rev. 5-6); hAb (obv. 4); hrw pn n ii ir.n NN r pA xtm n pA 2r (obv. 4); hrw pn n di.t ir.n NN (rev. 6-7); hrw pn snh nA rmT pA 2r in NN (obv. 1-~2# snh written: snhm ; rev. 5)
Names/Titles: an. (aA n is.t 2; obv. ~4#); an. (pA aA n is.t 2; rev. 6); an. (pA Hr.y-mDAy 2; obv. 5); an. (pA sS n pA 2r ; rev. 7); an. (pAy 60 rmT ; rev. 2); an. (nA rmT-is.t ; rev. 5); an. (nA rmT pA 2r ; obv. ~2#); an. (smd.t bnr s 16 Hm.w.t 46; rev. 5-6); an. (sS n pA 2r ; obv. 6); an. (tA is.t r Dr=s ; rev. 7; written: tA is.t Dr=s ); an. (tAy=w smd.t nty fA n=n ?; rev. 3); an. (TAty ; obv. 11, rev. 1, 7, 8); Any-nxt (rmT-is.t ; obv. 6); Imn-m-Ip.t (sS n pA 2r ; obv. 2); Imn-nxt (sS ; obv. 3); Imn-nxt sA RSw-ptr=f (rmT-is.t ; obv. ~7#); In-Hr-xa (aA n is.t ; obv. 3); an-Htp (aA ; rev. 8); BAk-wrnr (rmT-is.t ; obv. 8); PA-sr (sS ; obv. 4, 8, 9, 11); Pn-ano.t (rmT-is.t ; obv. ~6-7#?; see Remarks); Nb-nfr (sS-od ; obv. 8-9, 9); Nfr-Hr (rmT-is.t ; obv. 6); Nfr-Htp (rmT-is.t ; obv. 7); Nxw-m-Mw.t (aA n is.t ; obv. ~2#-3); 1Ay (rmT-is.t ; obv. 7); 1r (sS n pA 2r ; obv. 2, 5); 1r-Mnw (rmT-is.t ; obv. 8); 1r-Sri (sS ; obv. 3); 2a-m-WAs.t (rmT-is.t ; obv. ~6#); 4.t MAa.t (geo.; obv. 10-~11#); Od-Hr-ix.t=f (rmT-is.t ; obv. 7; written Od-ix.t=f )
Remarks: Date attributed: Ramesses V according to Janssen, Village Varia , 135 and 136. Names, Titles: the reconstruction [Pn]-an<q>.t ? (~6-7#) by Janssen in: Gleanings, 138 note j.

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