O. DeM 00569
Other nos.: -
Description: Red pottery sherd, 22 x 34 cm, in two fragments. Black ink, one side, 11 lines (with traces of large hieratic characters over line 1). Damaged; gaps in the middle of lines 8-10, beginning of line 11 lost, unknown number of lines lost at bottom.
Classification: account - deposition
Keywords: bread - donkey - dung (? see Remarks) - fish - junior - plants - river-bank - vessel - woodwork - tb.t
Provenance: Deir el-Medina; pit no. 1446, 01-02-1951; see Bruyere, Rapport sur les fouilles de Deir El Medineh 1948-1951 , 111.
Publication: Sauneron, Ostraca Deir El Medineh [VI], 5, pls. 10 and 10a (description, transcription, facsimile); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 134 and 135, no. 125 (translation, commentary); Helck, Materialien III, (496) (translation of lines 5-11); Janssen, Donkeys at Deir el-Medina , 51-52 (summary of contents, commentary); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions V, 568 and 569 (transcription)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, Ramesses III (Kitchen)
Contents: An anonymous person relates how he brought boxes(?) filled with loaves to the river-bank together with Nxw-m-Mw.t . He gave them to Pn-Niw.t , who returned them empty. According to a second statement, the same Pn-Niw.t has repeatedly taken a donkey from the speaker and his wife(?); this matter is obscure due to loss of text.
Terminology: ir ink (1, 5); r rdi.t rx=k nty im=w (3); dmD (3, 4)
Names/Titles: an. (tA s.t ; f.; 6, 7); Pn-Niw.t (~2#); Nxw-m-Mw.t sA 2nsw (1-2); nswt-bity Wsr-mAa.t-Ra Mry-Imn anx wDA snb (over 1)
Remarks: Keywords: stA.w (8) = sDA.w 'excrements'? See Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 134, note 6 (vs. Helck: 'Geschwulst'). For the writing of the word in the present text, cf. J. Černý, Coptic Etymological Dictionary , Cambridge 1976, 164. Note, however, that the usual word for 'dung' in texts from DeM is Hry .

Record last updated 2006-07-28

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