O. DeM 00357
Other nos.: O. IFAO 00781
Description: Pottery sherd, 8 x 11 cm, in three pieces, two of which join to form fragment (a), while the position of the third (b) remains uncertain (probably lower part). Black ink, one side, (a) 5 lines, (b) ends of 4 lines. Correction by scribe in line a 1. Damaged; ends of lines on (a) lost, lacuna in middle of (a) line 4, beginnings of lines on (b) lost, unknown number of lines lost.
Classification: letter - oath(?)
Keywords: cattle - oath (? see Remarks)
Provenance: Deir el-Medina; excavations Bruyere, found in debris in 1937-1938.
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Deir El Medineh V, 5, pls. 5 and 5 A (description, transcription, facsimile)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 19 (Černý)
Contents: Letter by the scribe Ra-mry to Nfr-rnp.t about some property, perhaps the cattle mentioned on fragment (b), which also seems to be the subject of an oath.
Terminology: aro (a ~2#? see Remarks); NN n NN m anx wDA snb Hna Dd (a 1) Incomplete [...] Imn pA HoA (a 7; for wAH Imn wAH pA HoA ?)
Names/Titles: Imn pA HoA (deity; b ~7#; or oath formula?); PiAy (a 2); Nfr-rnp.t (a 1); Ra-mry (sS ; a 1)
Remarks: Keywords, Terminology: the signs in the middle of line 2 on fragment (a) might be the determinatives of aro 'oath', but it is difficult to reconcile the preceding traces with this.

Record last updated 2006-07-27

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