O. DeM 00624
Other nos.: O. Edgerton 06; O. IFAO 01015; O. IFAO inv. no. SA 01590
  
Description: Limestone, 13 x 17.5 cm. Black ink; obverse 7 lines, reverse 5 lines; top obverse = top reverse. Obv. 5-7 probably erased by scribe (see Remarks); correction by scribe in obv. 4 and rev. 1. Complete.
Classification: account - note : delivery - hire
Keywords: agriculture - donkey - dung - grass - payment - straw - term - wood - Hmy
Provenance: Bought from Sayed Molattam in Luxor, 16-01-1940; formerly belonging to W.F. Edgerton.
Publication: Cern Ostraca Deir El Medineh [VII], 1, pl. 1 (description, transcription; see Remarks); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 143 and 144, no. 138 (translation, commentary); Janssen, Donkeys at Deir el-Medina , 11-12 (summary of contents, commentary); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 86 and 87, no. 57 (translation, commentary); B. Menu, CRIPEL 1 (1973), 104 and 105, no. 28 (transliteration, translation - now also in: B. Menu, Recherches sur l'histoire juridique, economique et sociale de 'ancienne Egypte , Versailles 1982, 261 and 262, no. 29)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 1 III Ax.t sw 3 (obv. 1); I pr.t sw 15 (obv. 4); III pr.t sw 6 (obv. 4); rnp.t-sp 1 II pr.t sw 8 (rev. 4)
Dates attributed: -
Contents: The donkey of the workman MnnA is hired out to the water-carrier Ra-iAy but taken back before the contracted date. The donkey is hired out later again for ploughing.
Terminology: ir n (obv. 3, 5; see Remarks); wHm (obv. 4; rev. 3); nHm pA aA (obv. 3-4); Ssp m Dr.t=f (rev. 1); di.t aA n NN n NN r bAk.w=f nfr.y.t r SAa pA hrw (obv. 1-2); dmD (obv. 3, 6; see Remarks) Incomplete: [...] r bAk.w=f (obv. 7; see Remarks)
Names/Titles: MnnA (rmT-is.t ; obv. 1 - written rmT ); Ra-iAy (in-mw ; obv. 1)
Remarks: Description, Publication, Terminology: obv. 5-7 erased by scribe but still partly legible and transcribed in Cern Notebook 110.11.

Record last updated 2006-07-28


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