O. DeM 00040 + O. Strasbourg H. 042
Other nos.: O. IFAO 00202
  
Description: Green-grey pottery (vase fragment), 25.5 x 16 cms. Damaged. Two sides. The obverse holds 19 lines in black ink and some writing in the margin of l. 5-6. Reverse: 10 lines in black ink. Top obverse = bottom reverse. Slightly damaged at the top, causing loss of writing in l. 1 of obverse. Line 9 of reverse is damaged at the end. Correction by the scribe in obverse l. 1. The fragment from Strasbourg measures 7 x 12 cms and is inscribed on obverse only with six lines . Only traces remain of line 1; the beginnings and ends of lines 4 and 5 are lost . Line 6 is the continuation of O. DeM 40 obv. 1. See Remarks.
Classification: account - journal : delivery - duty - event - labour - name - transfer
Keywords: appointment - arrival - beer - bread - construction site - dates - firewood - fish - funeral - gang - inactivity - junior - pottery - reward - side (of gang) - silver - Valley of Kings - vegetables - xtm
Provenance: Deir el-Medina, Kom de decombres au sud du village (according to Clere MSS.); mark: 19.1.30 KS (19-01-1930)
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Deir El Medineh [I], 10, pl s . 22-22 A and 23 (description and transcription of O. DeM 00 040 ; photograph of obverse ); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 106 and 107 (transcription of O. DeM 00040) and VII, 329 and 330 (transcription of O. Strasbourg H. 42 ); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 225 no. 174 (translation of O. DeM 00040 obverse 1-2 and 14-15) Koenig, Ostraca Strasbourg , 3, pl s . 13 and 105 (facsimile, transcription and photograph of O. Strasbourg H. 42 ; see Remarks ) ; Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 354-355 (outline of content)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 1 I Ax.t sw 1 (O. Strasbourg H 42, 2); I Ax.t sw 3-30 (O. DeM 040, obv. 1-rev. 9); epagomenal days (O. DeM 040, obv. margin of l. 5)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, probably year 1 Ramesses IV (on the basis of O. DeM 040 alone) (Černý) ; year 1 Ramesses IV (Kitchen, Helck)
Contents: Delivery of various commodities; duty roster; event: arrival of a royal [butler (?)] (O. Strasbourg H 42); the Xr.y-mrH reaches the great field (O. DeM 040, obv. 2); the juniors are appointed (O. DeM 040, obv. 12); a burial takes place (O. DeM 040, obv. 15); the gang rests and receives rewards (O. DeM 040, obv. 18-19); some sr.w arrive to deliver silver to gang at the xtm (O. DeM 040, rev. 5 -6).
Terminology: iw m Dr.t pA od (O. DeM 040, obv. 14-15); iw m Dr.t NN (O. DeM 040, obv. 3); iw tA is.t m wsf (O.DeM 040, obv. 18); a.wy=f (O. DeM 040, obv. 5); wnmy (O. Strasbourg H 42, last line, O. DeM 040, obv. 11); wDA.t (O. DeM 040, obv. 6 (in margin), rev. 10); wDA.t pA od (O. DeM 040, obv. 5 (in margin), rev. ~9#); m Dr.t NN (O. DeM 040, obv. 3, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, rev. 2, 2, 8, 9, 10); r tA wDA.t n (O. DeM 040, rev. 3); hrw pn ii (O. Strasbourg H 42, 4 (hrw pn ii in NN ), O. DeM 040, rev. 5-6 (hrw pn ii ir.n nA sr.w r swD pA HD ); hrw pn pH (O. DeM 040, obv. 2); swD (O. DeM 040, rev. 5); smHy (O. Strasbourg H 42, ~3#, O. DeM 040, obv. 5, rev. 4)
Names/Titles: an. ( pA od ; O. DeM 040, margin of obv., 5, 14-15, rev. ~9#); an. ( wbA-nswt ; O. Strasbourg H 42, ~ 4 #? ); an. ( nA sr.w ; O. DeM 040, rev. 5); Any-nxt (O. DeM 040, obv. 7, rev. 1); Ii-r-niw.t=f (O. DeM 040, obv. 6, 18); Imn-m-Ip.t (O. DeM 040, obv. 9, rev. 9); Imn-Htp (O. DeM 040, obv. 7, rev. 10); Imn-Htp ( Sad-xt ; O. DeM 040, obv. 6; written Sad ); Ir.y-aA (O. DeM 040, obv. 4, 16); Wsr-mAa.t-Ra-nxt (O. DeM 040, rev. 2); Wsr-HA.t (O. DeM 040, obv. ~1#, 14); BAk-n-2nsw (O. DeM 040, obv. 8); Pn-ano.t (O. DeM 040, obv. 11); PtH-ms (O. DeM 040, rev. 2, 9); PtH-ms ( Sad-xt ; O. DeM 040, obv. 7, 8, rev. 8); Mnw-xa (O. DeM 040, obv. 3, 14); Ms (O. DeM 040, obv. 13); Nfr-Hr (O. DeM 040, obv. 8, rev. 7); Nfr-Htp (O. DeM 040, obv. 10); Nxw-m-Mw.t (O. DeM 040, obv. 9); Nxt-Mnw (O. DeM 040, obv. 12); Ns-Imn (O. DeM 040, obv. 9); Ra-mry (O. Strasbourg H 42, 2, O. DeM 040, obv. 13); RSw-ptr=f (O. DeM 040, obv. 12); 1A.t-nfr.w sA Pn-PA-xnty (O. DeM 040, obv. 3); 1r (O. DeM 040, obv. ~1#, 13); 1r-Sri (O. DeM 040, obv. 5, 17); 2a-m-WAs.t (O. DeM 040, obv. 11); 2a-m-Nwn (O. DeM 040, obv. 10); 4x.t aA.t (geo.; O. DeM 040 , obv. 2 )
Remarks: Description: a ccording to Černý, Ostraca Deir El Medineh I, p. 10 n. 2, O. DeM 040 and 041 are from the same vase. Comparison of the photographs of O. DeM 00 040 (plate 22 A) and O. DeM 00 042 (plate 26 A) renders it likely that 00 042 is also from this vase. O. DeM 0 0032 - O. DeM 0 0047 were all written by the same scribe; see Donker van Heel, Haring, Writing in a Workmen's Village , 72-82. The beginning of O. DeM 040 is O. Strasbourg H 42, O. DeM 040 line 1 being line 6 of the ostracon if it were complete; for the sake of clarity, the numbering of the lines in O. DeM I is retained; O. DeM 040 + O. Strasbourg H 42 also belong to O. DeM 041 + O. Berlin P. 12626 (+ O. DeM 042 ?); they are too large to put into one datasheet. Description, Publication: for the number of lines on O. Strasbourg 42 and some corrections, see Mueller, Lingua Aegyptia 7 (2000), 276-277.

Record last updated 2010-12-14


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