O. DeM 00592
Other nos.: -
Description: Pink pottery sherd, 13.5 x 18 cm. Black ink, one side (exterior), 8 lines. Complete.
Classification: account - letter
Keywords: fish - grain - term - vegetables - water - wood - woodwork
Provenance: Deir el-Medina; Qurnet Murai North, pit no. 1454, 15-02-1951; see Bruyere, Rapport sur les fouilles de Deir El Medineh 1948-1951 , 99 (explicitly referring to this ostracon: found on the bottom of the shaft).
Publication: Sauneron, Ostraca Deir El Medineh [VI], 9, pls. 22 and 22a (description, transcription, facsimile); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 141 and 142, no. 134 (translation, commentary); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions V, 593 (transcription); F. Neveu, La langue des Ramsès. Grammaire du néo-égyptien , Paris 1996, 149 (facsimile)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, Ramesses III (Kitchen)
Contents: Mention of items given by the writer to the scribe Imn-m-Ip.t : a footstool and some emmer wheat. The scribe is to give wood, vegetables, fish and water in return, but he has failed to do this so far. The writer threatens to report this to a messenger of Pharaoh, and says he has made a statement concerning it before the officials (i.e., the court).
Terminology: ir n (4); m bAH nA sr.w (8); m bAH NN (4); mtr.w (8); r rdi.t rx=tw pAy di=i n NN r Dd (1); r SAa (2-3); rdy.t n=f (4); rdy.t n=f m Dr.t NN (3)
Names/Titles: an. (Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; king; 6, 7); an. (wp.w.t.y Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; 5-6 - written ip.w.t.y ); an. (nA sr.w ; 8); Imn-m-Ip.t (sS ; 1); Wsr-mAa.t-Ra-nxt (3);
Remarks: Line 4: read ir n dbn 5; see Janssen, Commodity Prices , 186. Line 6: read Pr-aA anx wDA snb pAy=i nb nfr ; nb not transcribed but visible in facsimile (Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 141, no. 134, note 4).

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