O. DeM 00034 + O. Heidelberg Inv.Nr. 567
Other nos.: O. IFAO 00218
  
Description: Green-yellow pottery (vase fragments), 31 x 41,5 cm. Damaged. Two sides. Obverse: 17 lines in black ink and several jottings, workmen's marks (or 'funny signs') and numbers in black and red ink. Reverse: 13 lines in black ink. The ostracon is broken in five pieces. Broken off at the top and the left edge of obverse; on obverse line 1 almost completely and ends of lines 2-6 lost; on reverse beginnings of lines 1-3 lost, line 13 almost completely lost. Correction by the scribe in obverse l. 5.
Classification: account - journal : deficit - delivery - duty - event - name - portion
Keywords: beer - bread - dates - firewood - fish - gang - grain rations - pottery - side (of gang) - vegetables
Provenance: Deir el-Medina, Kom de decombres au sud du village (according to Clere MSS.); mark: KS 17.1.30 (17-01-1930). Heidelberg fragment bought by U. Hölscher in 1930/31 and later given to the Ägyptologisches Institut.
Publication: Demarée, ZÄS 129 (2002), 109-114 (description, transcription, translation and commentary), Tafel XVII-XIX (photographs); Černý, Ostraca Deir el Medineh [I], 8 (description of O. DeM 34), pl. 13-14 (transcription of O. DeM 34); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions V, 512-513 (transcription of O. DeM 34); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 289-290 (outline of content of O. DeM 34)
Dates mentioned: IV pr.t sw 4-20 (obv. ~1#, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16); uncertain (rev. 1); IV pr.t sw 22-30 (rev. ~2#, ~3#, 4, 5, 6, 9, 9, 9, 10, ~11#)
Dates attributed: First half of dyn. 20 (Černý); year 27 Ramesses III (Demarée, Helck, Kitchen); see Remarks
Contents: Delivery of various commodities; duty roster; journal. Rev. 1 mentions the arrival of the doorkeeper 1a-m-WAs.t , saying: imi=f xft [...] .
Terminology: wa nb (obv. 11; rev. below 4); wnmy (obv. ~5#, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15; rev. 2, 9, 12); wDA.t (obv. 3, ~10#); pA di.t di.w bty (rev. 4); pA di.t di.w n is.t (obv. 11; spelled defectively); m mi.t.t (rev. 7); m Dr.t NN (obv. ~4#, 9, 10, 10, 11, 13; rev. 3, 4, 6, 6, 7, 8); mH (obv. 7, 17; rev. 11); nty m mi.t.t (rev. 7); Hr wnmy (obv. 11); smHy (obv. 7, 14, 15; rev. 2, 5); smHy m Dr.t NN (rev. 8); Ssp m Dr.t NN (rev. 6)
Names/Titles: an. ( pA od ; obv. 7, 17, rev. 11); Any-nxt (obv. 2, rev. ~5#); Ii-r-niw.t=f (obv. 16); Imn-m-Ip.t (obv. 14); Imn-nxt ( sS ; rev. 1); Ir.sw (obv. 5, rev. 9); aSA-ix.t (obv. 9, 10, rev. 4, 6); Wsr-HA.t-nxt (rev. 8); BAk-n-2nsw (obv. 10, 13, rev. 3, 6); PA-nb-pA-dmi ( in-mw ; obv. 11); Pn-PA-xnty (rev. 7); Pn-PA-xnty sA 2nsw-ms (rev. 7); Pn-6A-wr.t (rev. 2); MnnA (obv. 14); Ms (obv. 14); Nfr-Hr (obv. 3, rev. 6); Nfr-Htp (obv. 8, rev. 11); Nxw-m-Mw.t (obv. 15); Nxt-Mnw (obv. 12); Ra-mry (obv. 4, rev. 9); RSw-ptr=f (obv. 13); 1y-nfr (obv. 6, rev. 9); 1r (rev. 3); 2a-m-WAs.t (obv. 10); 2a-m-WAs.t ( aA ; rev. 1); 2a-m-Nwn (obv. 7, rev. 10); OnnA (obv. 1, rev. ~4#); Ks (obv. 9)
Remarks: Date attributed: According to turnus this must be year 27 of Ramesses III. O. DeM 00032 - O. DeM 00047 were all written by yhe same scribe; see Donker van Heel, Haring, Writing in a Workmen's Village , 72-82.

Record last updated 2009-11-26


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