O. DeM 00046
Other nos.: O. IFAO 00217
  
Description: Grey-yellow pottery (vase fragment) , 32.5 x 27.5 cms. Damaged (nine pieces). Two sides. The obverse contains 21 lines in black ink, except for the greater part of lines 16-18 which are in red ink. The reverse contains 12 lines in black ink which are difficult to make out. Top obverse = bottom reverse. Lines 10 and 20-21 show a lacuna in the middle of the line; l. 20 was partly erased by the scribe. Correction by the scribe in obverse l. 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 12, reverse 7.
Classification: account - journal : delivery - duty - event - name
Keywords: arrival - beer - bread - cattle - dates - dung - fat - feast (?) - firewood - fish - gang - leather - meat - message - plaster - reorganisation - reward - side (of gang) - vegetables
Provenance: Deir el-Medina, Kom de decombres au sud du village (according to Clere MSS.); mark: KS
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Deir El Medineh [I] , 12-13 (description), pl. 36-36 A and 37-38 (photograph of obverse, 1-11, transcription); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 121-124 (transcription); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 372-374 (outline of content)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 2 III Ax.t sw 1-23 (obv.); (rnp.t-sp 2 III Ax.t ) sw 24-30 (rev. 6-12); II Ax.t sw 30 (obv. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5); sw 30 (obv. 17, 18)
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: the gang receives extra rations of meat / cattle (mk.w ) out of the offerings for the Opet-festival (obv. 10); nine heads of cattle are received and divided (obv. 15); [lacuna] arrival of the butler aHa (?) on account of a letter written by Imn-nxt about the division of a group of people (the gang?) (obv. 21-rev. 5); the gang and the 3 Hwty.w divide up 5 heads of cattle.
Terminology: in=f m HA.w Y (obv. 16); ir n (obv. 16, 17, rev. 10); wnmy (obv. 7, 12, 13, rev. 6, 9); wDA.t (obv. 5); wDA.t=f (obv. 3, 4, 17, 18); wDA.t=f Y r pA Y in=f (obv. 17); m Dr.t NN (obv. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 8, 9, above 10, above 10, 10, 12, 13, 16, 16, 18, rev. 6, 11); n Abd Y (obv. 1, 3, 4, 5, 8); r a NN (obv. 14, 14); r mH=f (obv. 5); smHy (obv. 15); dmD (obv. 3)
Names/Titles: an. (wa.w ; rev. 3); an. (nA Hwty.w ; rev. 3, 4 (pA 3 Hwty.w) , 10 (id.)); Any-nxt (obv. 20); Ii-r-niw.t=f (obv. above 10, 10); Imn-m-Ip.t ( rev. 6); Imn-m-In.t (obv. 6, 12, rev. 6, 11); Imn-nxt (obv. 8); Imn-nxt (sS ; rev. 2); Imn-Htp (sS ; obv. 18); Imn-xa (obv. 6); Ir.y-aA (obv. 7); aHa (?) (wbA ; rev. 1); Wsr-HA.t (obv. 7); Wsx-nmt.t (obv. 12); BAk-n-Imn (obv. 19 (written BAki-n-Imn )); BAk-n-2nsw (obv. 4 (written BAki-n-2nsw ), 8 (id.), above 10 (written BAki-2nsw ), [16], ~20# (?)); PA-mdw-nxt (obv. 6); PA-ds (obv. 1, 3, 5, 8, 16, 18); Pn-ano.t (rev. 11); Pn-6A-wr.t (obv. ~12#); PtH-ms (obv. 8, 9, 10); MAA.n=i-nxt=f (obv. 16); Mnw-xa (obv. 7); Ms (obv. 5); Nb-nxt (obv. 11); Nfr-Hr (obv. 21); Nfr-Htp (rev. 9); Nxw-m-Mw.t (obv. 12); Nxt-Mnw (obv. 1); Ns-Imn (rev. 7); Ra-mry (obv. 4, 14 (?)); RSw-ptr=f (obv. 3); 1r (obv. 7, rev. 9); 2a-m-WAs.t (rev. 12); 2a-m-Nwn (rev. 8); 2nsw-ms (obv. 7, 13); 4d (obv. 14); Kr (obv. 14); 6A (obv. 15)
Remarks: Content of the letter by Imn-nxt remains unclear. 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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