O. Cairo JE 72465
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Description: Limestone fragments (a) three pieces forming a fragment of 8.5 x 7 cm; (b)-(g) no measurements given; position of fragments (f) and (g) uncertain; see Remarks. Black ink, obverse 10 + x lines, reverse 10 + x lines, one line on left edge; top obverse = bottom reverse. Correction by scribe on fragment g reverse. Damaged, very fragmentary; beginnings of obv. 3-10 and all lines on rev. lost; ends of obv. 8-10, rev. 1-3 and line on left edge lost; lacunae in all lines. Unknown number of lines lost at bottom obverse and top reverse.
Classification: protocol : deposition - list - oath - report : name
Keywords: complaint - enemy - oath - temple - tools - working - onb.t
Provenance: Excavations Davis in Valley of King s; s ee Remarks.
Publication: Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 69 and 70, no. 36, pl. 32 and 33 (transcription, translation, commentary); Collier, Dating Late XIXth Dynasty Ostraca , 51-52, 157 (description, commentary); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions IV, 418-420 (transcription)
Dates mentioned: [...] pr.t sw 23 (obv. 2); see Remarks
Dates attributed: Dyn. 19, Siptah-Tausert (Kitchen; see Remarks) ; year 6 Seti II (Collier)
Contents: The workman Nb-nfr accuses his colleague 1y in court (a list of members is added) of stealing copper spikes. His statement is followed by that of another person, probably 1y himself. Both are questioned by the court. See Remarks.
Terminology: ir ink (obv. ~1#, rev. x + 4, ~x + 8#); anx n nb anx wDA snb anx n nTr m Dd (rev. x + 10); anx n nTr (rev. ~x + 2#?); wAH Imn wAH pA HoA (obv. ~8# - only traces of HoA ); m Dd (rev. x + 2, x + 5; frgt. f obv. x + 2 and x + 3); nA sr.w n onb.t (obv. ~3#); smi ir.n NN r tp tA onb.t sDm.y.w (obv. ~2#-[3] - so editors; perhaps rather spr ir.n NN r tp tA onb.t sDm.y.w ; see Remarks); hrw pn (obv. ~2#); Dd.n NN (obv. 1)
Names/Titles: an. (nA sr.w n onb.t ; obv. ~3#; nA sr.w n tA onb.t ; obv. ~6# ); an. (pA HoA ; obv. ~8#); Any (obv. 1); Ipwy (obv. ~4#; written Ypw ); Imn (deity; obv [8]); PA-nb (aA n is.t ; obv. ~3#); PA-Sd (sS ; obv. ~3#); Nb-nfr sA Nx (obv. ~5#); Nb-nfr (rmT-is.t ; obv. ~2#); Nb-nfr (obv. ~4#, 6); Nx (obv. 4); 1Ay (aA n is.t ; obv. ~3#); 1Ay (rev. x + 8); 1y sA 1y-nfr (obv. 1, ~7# - rmT-is.t , rev. x + 7); 1sy-sw-nb=f (obv. ~4#) DAMAGED [...] sA 2a (frgt. g rev. x + 2 - 1y sA 2a ?)
Remarks: Description: material and dimensions of fragment (a) according to Černý Notebook 106.14. Provenance: Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , pl. 32: "Davies' excavation" (sic) , with ref. to Černý Notebook, where no such indication is given. The Journal d'Entrée, however, records the provenance as Davis excavations. Dates mentioned/attributed: probably same case in O. BM EA 65956 (date lost, but possibly regnal year 6 of Seti II: see Donker van Heel, Haring, Writing in a Workmen's Village , 170, note 175. Contents: probably same case in O. BM EA 65956 ; see there. Terminology: for spr instead of smi , cf. ostraca Cairo CG 25553, 25556, Gardiner AG 01, BM EA 65956 , 65956 , 65938 ; see Donker van Heel, Haring, Writing in a Workmen's Village , 164, note 158.

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