O. DeM 00044
Other nos.: O. IFAO 00215
  
Description: Yellow-red pottery (vase fragment) , 24 x 22 cms. Damaged (five pieces). Two sides. The obverse contains 28 lines in black ink. Text of obverse is palimpsest. The reverse holds 24 lines in black ink, except l. 18-24, which is in red ink. Top obverse = bottom reverse. Obverse breaks off at the bottom causing loss of writing. On the reverse the beginning of l. 1-2 is missing, as are the endings of l. 8-12. Correction by the scribe in obverse l. 10, 22 (as well as an erasure at the beginning of the line), reverse 17.
Classification: account - journal : delivery - duty - event - name
Keywords: accession - arrival - beer - bread - carrying torch - dates - firewood - fish - gang - grain rations - hearing - illness - pottery - side (of gang) - tools - vegetables
Provenance: Deir el-Medina, Kom de decombres au sud du village (according to Clere MSS.); mark: 19.1.30 KS / 20.1.30 KS (19-01-1930 and 20-01-1930)
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Deir El Medineh [I] , 12 (description), pl. 33-33 A (photograph, transcription); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 116-118 (transcription); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 238 no. 189B (translation of reverse 18-22); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 366-370 (outline of content)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 1 III Smw sw 1-30 ( obv. 1-24); rnpt.-sp 2 III Smw sw 15 ( obv. 1); rnp.t-sp 2 IV Smw sw 1-2 ( obv. 25-27); sw 7-30 (rev. 7-18); epagomenal day 1-4 (rev. 19, ~20#-21, ~21#-22, 23); I Smw sw 18 ([10]); IV Smw sw 3-6 (obv. [27] - rev. [3]); IV Smw sw 14 (rev. 9-11 (?)); IV Smw sw 16 (rev. 12 (?))
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, very probably year 1 Ramesses IV (Černý) ; year 1 Ramesses IV ( Kitchen, Helck) ; also year 2 Ramesses IV (Helck)
Contents: Delivery of various commodities; duty roster; event: mention of king's accession (obverse, 1, above 9); 40 spikes are delivered for (?) the divine Imn-Htp ( obv. 9-10); the gang carries torches because of arrears in their rations ( obv. 18-19); sr.w arrive to investigate the complaints (in the form of a deposition) made by the gang ( obv. 20ff.).
Terminology: iw m Dr.t pA od (rev. ~19#-20); iw m Dr.t NN ( obv. 11, 19, rev. 5); iw nA sr.w iw r sDm r n tA is.t (obv. 20-21); iw=f mr ( obv. 12); iw m Dr.t NN (obv. 11, 19-20, rev. 5, a.wy NN ( obv. 12); wnmy ( obv. 17, rev. 3, 7, 13, 15); wDA.t=f ( obv. 5); m mi.t.t ( obv. 22); m Dr.t pA od (obv. 8, 20, m Dr.t NN ( obv. 4, 4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, 26, rev. 7, above 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, ~14#, 15, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21); n Abd Y ( obv. 5, above 8, 19); smHy (rev. 2, 2, ~4#, 14, 16)
Names/Titles: an. (pA od ; obv. 8, 20, rev. [19]-20); an. (nA sr.w ; obv. 20); Any-nxt ( obv. 18, rev. 17); As.t (deity; rev. 23); Ii-r-niw.t=f ( obv. 10); Imn-m-Ip.t ( obv. 19, rev. 18); Imn-m-In.t ( obv. 4, 17, 26, rev. 11); Imn-nxt ( obv. 8, 14, rev. 14); Imn-Htp ( obv. 17); Imn-Htp (deity; obv. 9-10); Imn-Htp (Hmt.y ; obv. 10); Imn-Htp (sS-od ; rev. 16); Imn-xa (rev. 11, 18); Ir.y-aA ( obv. 8, rev. 9); Wsir (deity; rev. 19); Wsr-HA.t ( obv. 7, rev. 7); Wsx-nmt.t (rev. ~13#); BAk-n-Imn ( obv. 18 (written BAki-n-Imn ), rev. 17 (id.)); BAk-n-2nsw ( obv. 6 (written BAki-n-2nsw ), 7 (id.), 9 (id.), 11 (id.), 16 (id.), rev. ~8# (id.), 10 (id.), ~12# (id.)); PA-nfr ( obv. 22); PA-nSn.y ( obv. 4); PA-sn ( obv. above 6, rev. 6); PA-ds ( obv. 5, 19-20, above 25); Pn-ano.t ( obv. 3, ~28#, rev. 23-24); Pn-6A-wr.t ( obv. 11, rev. ~13#); PtH-ms ( obv. 6, 7, 13, 14, 16, 23, 25, rev. ~7#, 14, 15, 15, 19, 20); MAA.n=i-nxt=f ( obv. 17, rev. 15); Mnw-xa ( obv. 8, rev. 8); Ms ( obv. 6, rev. 6); Nx ( obv. 12); Nb-nxt (rev. 13); Nfr-Hr ( obv. 18, rev. 17); Nfr-Htp ( obv. 3, rev. 22); Nxw-m-Mw.t ( obv. 13, rev. 14); Nxt-Mnw ( obv. 4, rev. 8); Ns-Imn ( obv. 23, rev. 18); Ra-mry ( obv. 6, rev. 5); RSw-ptr=f ( obv. 4, rev. 3); 1r-Sri ( obv. 9, rev. 12); 1r ( obv. 3, 27); 1r (deity; rev. 21); 2a-m-WAs.t ( obv. 3); 2a-m-Nwn ( obv. 2, 25, rev. 19); 2a-m-tr ( obv. 21); 2nsw-ms (rev. 5, 21); 4tX (deity; rev. 22; written 4wtx ); Kr ( obv. 15, rev. 15); 6A-Sri ( obv. 16, rev. 15)
Remarks: 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.

Record last updated 2006-07-26


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