O. DeM 00582
Other nos.: -
Description: Pottery sherd, yellowish grey on the outside, pink on the inside and edges, 19 x 20 cm, thickness 0.6-0.7 cm, in two fragments. Black ink, now quite pale, one side (outside), 13 lines. Damaged; lines 9 and 10 (effaced?) lost except for some traces, beginnings of lines 11-13 lost, unknown number of lines lost at bottom.
Classification: deposition
Keywords: donkey - grain -hearing - payment - nmH - xtm - onb.t (? see Remarks)
Provenance: Deir el-Medina; excavations Bruyere, pit no. 1446, 01-02-1951. See also Bruyere, Rapport sur les fouilles de Deir El Medineh 1948-1951 , 111.
Publication: Sauneron, Ostraca Deir El Medineh [VI], 7, pls. 17 and 17a (description, transcription, facsimile); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 138 and 139, no. 131 (translation, commentary); Helck, Materialien III, (502) (translation); Janssen, Donkeys at Deir el-Medina , 38-39 (summary of contents, commentary); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions V, 575 and 576 (transcription); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 87 and 88, no. 58 (translation, commentary); F. Neveu, La langue des Ramsès. Grammaire du néo-égyptien , Paris 1996, 310 (facsimile); Theodorides, RIDA 16 (1969), 115-117 (translation)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, Ramesses III (Kitchen)
Contents: Deposition by the workman PA-Ra-Htp about a donkey which he entrusted to a woman (his nmH ). The animal was subsequently left outside by her and used by one Knr in order to transport some barley. When PA-Ra-Htp wanted to take the donkey back this apparently led to a dispute, followed by the court's(?) decision that the donkey should be paid or given back (this part is unclear due to the fragmentary state of lines 9-13). See Remarks.
Terminology: sDm r n NN r Dd ir ink (1)
Names/Titles: PA-Ra-Htp (rmT-is.t ; 1 - see Remarks); Knr (5)
Remarks: Keywords: Černý Notebook 84 and Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 139, note 5, recognized the traces at the beginning of line 11 as the determinatives of onb.t . Contents: the workman PA-Ra-Htp and the water-carrier Knr also figure in the dispute recorded in O. DeM 00 580; see there. 4wD (~1#; also in Černý Notebook 84) very doubtful. Černý Notebook 84: hAn (11) for hAd ; cf. O. DeM 00 580 Remarks. Names, Titles: Černý Notebook 84 has divine determinative (G 7) instead of Sauneron's stroke (Z 1) in PA-Ra-Htp . Corrections: iw=i Hr gm (line 4, Sauneron's transcription) should be iw=i gm (see facsimile and Černý Notebook 84). Line 7: read m-im=f instead of m-im .

Record last updated 2006-07-28

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