O. DeM 00253
Other nos.: O. IFAO 00040
  
Description: Yellow pottery, 12.5 x 11.5 cm. Red ink, obverse 6 lines, reverse 4 lines, top obverse = top reverse. Correction by scribe in obv. 6. Damaged; ends of obv. 1-3 lost; reverse considerably effaced.
Classification: account - list - note : duty(?) - labour - name
Keywords: commissioning - gang - inactivity - woodwork - working
Provenance: Deir el-Medina, Kom de decombres au sud du village (according to Clere MSS.), 24-01-1930; mark: 24.1.30 KS
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Deir El Medineh IV, 4, pl. 4 (description, transcription); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 233 (translation); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions V, 460 (transcription)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 15 III pr.t sw 12 (obv. ~1# - or rnp.t-sp 25 III pr.t sw 12 ?); sw 17 (obv. 3)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, year 15 Ramesses III (Černý, Helck, Kitchen) or year 25 Ramesses III (Černý)
Contents: Note mentioning someone being commissioned to make a staff (Ha.w ?) or a bed( Hta ? ), guard duty (wrS ), and numbers of days of work and inactivity. Reverse: list of names (men having guard duty?).
Terminology: iw=tw wsf tA is.t m sw Y (obv. 3); wrS [...] (obv. 2); bAk (obv. 2, 5); hrw wsf (obv. 4); hrw n bAk (obv. 6); sHn NN (obv. 1)
Names/Titles: Ii-r-niw.t=f (rev. 4); RSw-ptr=f (rev. ~2#); 1Ay (rev. 3); Ony-Mnw (rev. 3); Ks (rev. ~1#) Incomplete PA- [...] (rev. 4); rmT-is.t [...] (obv. ~1#?); 2a [...] (rev. 2)
Remarks: See Helck, ZDMG 105 (1955), 33, for the duty-roster as reflected by this text.

Record last updated 2006-07-27


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