O. Bodleian Library Eg. Inscr. 253
Other nos.: HO 64, 2; O. Ashmolean Museum [number unknown]
Description: Limestone, 9 x 18.5 cms (if facsimile in Hieratic Ostraca is on scale of 1:1). Two sides; obverse: four lines; reverse: five lines. Black ink. Complete, except for some very small chips off right and top of obverse. Top obverse = bottom reverse.
Classification: protocol : oath
Keywords: conflict - junior - marriage - oath
Provenance: No indication
Publication: Černý-Gardiner, Hieratic Ostraca , 18-19 (description), pl. 64-64A no. 2 (facsimile, transcription); Černý, BIFAO 37 (1937), 47 (translation); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 40-42 no. 18 (translation, commentary); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions V, 485 (transcription); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 33 no. 7 (translation); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 250 (translation)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 23 I pr.t sw 4 (obv. 1)
Dates attributed: Černý, BIFAO 37: year 23 Ramesses III (dyn. 20); Allam, Kitchen, Helck: year 23 Ramesses III
Contents: 6nr-MnTw makes Nxw-m-Mw.t swear an oath not to mistreat (nTa ) the former's daughter, punishable by strokes of the lash and loss of matrimonial property.
Terminology: iry NN anx n nb anx wDA snb r Dd (obv. 3); anx n nb anx wDA snb Dd.n=f wAH Imn wAH pA HoA anx wDA snb (obv. 4-rev. 1; written Dd.t.n=f ); hrw pn (obv. 1); Dd ir.n NN n NN (obv. 1-2)
Names/Titles: an. (pA HoA anx wDA snb ; king; rev. 1); Imn (deity; obv. 4); Imn-nxt sA Ipwy (sS ; obv. 2, rev. 4 (without patronym)); Nfr-Hr (rev. 4) Nxw-m-Mw.t (obv. 3); 2a-m-Nwn (rev. ~5#); 2nsw (aA n is.t ; obv. 2, rev. 4); 6nr-MnTw (obv. 2, rev. 2)
Remarks: -

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