O. DeM 00045
Other nos.: O. IFAO 00210, O. Berlin P 12651, O. Vienna H. 04
  
Description: Yellow-grey pottery (vase fragment) , 26.5 x 15 cms. Damaged (four pieces). Two sides; the obverse containing 21 lines, the reverse 19. Top obverse = bottom reverse. On both sides the text is written partly in black in, and partly in red ink. Lines 13-14, 16-19 and 21 have lost their endings. The bottom has broken off causing loss of writing. On the reverse the top is gone; of l. 1 only traces remain. Line 5 has lost its ending. Correction by the scribe in obverse l. 3, 4, reverse 15, 18.
Classification: account - journal : delivery - duty - event - portion
Keywords: arrival - beer - bread - dates - feast - firewood - fish - gang - grain rations - honey - tomb (royal) - oath - oil - pottery - side (of gang) - Valley of Kings - vegetables - xtm
Provenance: Deir el-Medina, Kom de decombres au sud du village (according to Clere MSS.); mark: 20.1.30 KS (20-01-1930) (provenance of O. Berlin P 12651 and O. Vienna H 4: no indication)
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Deir El Medineh [I] , 12 (description), pl. 35-35 A (photograph of IFAO fragments, transcription); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 119-121 (transcription); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 207 no. 156 (translation of obverse 14-17); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 370-372 (outline of content)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 2 II Ax.t sw 1-20 ( obv. 1-20); rnp.t-sp 2 II Ax.t ( obv. ~21#); (II Ax.t ) sw 22 (?) - 30 (rev. 1-8); III Ax.t sw 1-5 (rev. 13-18); I Ax.t sw 30 ( obv. 3, 4); II Ax.t and III Ax.t ( obv. 19); II Ax.t sw 30 (rev. 13)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, very probably year 2 Ramesses IV (Černý) ; year 2 Ramesses IV ( Kitchen, Helck)
Contents: Delivery of various commodities; duty roster; event: feast of PtH ( obv. 13); the vizier Neferrenpet arrives with two king's butlers to gmgm a place for hacking out the tomb of Ramesses IV ( obv. 15-17); some sr.w come to hand over victuals (anx.w aAy.w ) to the gang at the xtm (rev. 9-10).
Terminology: iw m Dr.t pA od (obv. 4); iw m Dr.t NN (obv. 11); anx.w aAy (rev. 9-10); wa nb ( obv. 19); wnmy (obv. 9, 10, rev. 6); wDA.t (rev. 8); wDA.t=f (obv. above 3); m Dr.t NN (obv. 3, 5, 7, 7, 9, 12, 14, above 18, 18, rev. 2, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, ~14#, 15, 16, 17, 18); n Abd Y (obv. 3, 4, 19, rev. 13); r mH ( ? ) (rev. ~5#); smHy (obv. 8); sDfA try.t (rev. 10); di.t di.w (obv. 20 (in grH m di.t di.w )); di.t di.w n Abd Y (obv. 19); dmD (rev. 15)
Names/Titles: an. (pA od ; obv. 4); an. (nA sr.w ; rev. 9); Imn-m-Ip.t (rev. 2); Imn-m-Ip.t (sS ; obv. above 18); Imn-m-In.t ( obv. ~5#, 14, rev. 19); Imn-m-In.t sA Imn-xa ( obv. 11); Imn-nxt ( obv. 6, 13); Imn-xa (rev. 18); Imn-xa sA 6xy (wbA-nswt ; obv. 16); Ir.y-aA ( obv. 6); Wsr-mAa.t-Ra 4tp.n-Imn (king; obv. 17); Wsr-HA.t ( obv. 5); Wsx-nmt.t ( obv. 10); BAk-n-2nsw (rev. 11 (written BAk-2nsw ), 16 (written BAki-n-2nsw )); PA-mdw-nxt ( obv. 4, rev. 18); PA-ds ( obv. 3, 12, rev. 2, 12, ~14#, 15, 17); Pn-ano.t (rev. 7); Pn-6A-wr.t sA Imn-nxt ( obv. 11); PtH (deity; obv. ~13#); PtH-ms ( obv. 7, 7, 9, ~18#, rev. 7, 8, ~13#); MAA.n=i-nxt=f ( obv. 18); Mnw-xa ( obv. 5); Ms ( obv. 3, rev. 17); Nb-nxt ( obv. 8); Nfr-rnp.t (imy-r-niw.t TAty ; obv. 15); Nfr-Htp (rev. 6); Nxw-m-Mw.t ( obv. 13); Nxt-Mnw (rev. 13); Ns-Imn (rev. 3); Ra-mry ( obv. , 3, rev. 16); RSw-ptr=f ( obv. 2, rev. 15); 1r-Sri ( obv. 7); 1r (rev. 5, 19); 1r (wbA-nswt ; obv. 15); 2a-m-WAs.t (rev. 8); 2a-m-Nwn (rev. 4); 2nsw-ms (rev. 18); 4x.t (geo.; obv. ~16# ); Kr ( obv. 14; in Kr sA [...] );
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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