O. DeM 00638
Other nos.: O. DeM 00734; O. IFAO 01301; O. IFAO 01666; O. IFAO inv. no. SA 03963; O. IFAO inv. no. SA 03971
  
Description: Three pottery fragments presumably belonging together but not joining: (a) pink, 6.5 x 9 cm, (b) 4.5 x 6 cm, (c) 14 x 11 cm (broken in two). Black ink, obverse (a) 4 lines, (b) 4 lines, (c) 10 lines; reverse (a) 1 line, (b) 1 line, (c) 6 lines. Lines on reverse run perpendicular to those on obverse (but see Remarks). Horizontal lines drawn between obv. (a) 3 and 4, between obv. (b) 3 and 4, over obv. (c) 1, between obv. (c) 3 and 4, and underneath rev. (b). Damaged; fragments (a) and (b) damaged on all sides (only ends of lines of obv. (a) 1-3 preserved?), fragment (c) damaged at top obverse and reverse, beginnings of obv. (c) 1-9 and ends of rev. (c) 3 and 5 lost. Only traces of obv. (b) 1 and 4.
Classification: account : deficit - delivery - portion
Keywords: grain rations - senior - servant - side (of gang)
Provenance: Deir el-Medina, Grand Puits, 14-03-1949 and 16-04-1949. Mark on fragment (a): 14.3.49 (GP).
Publication: Cern Ostraca Deir El Medineh [VII], 4, pl. 7 (description, transcription - upper fragment is (c)); Grandet, Ostraca Deir El Medineh VIII, 5, 31 and 136 (photographs, facsimile, transcription, transliteration and commentary; see Remarks)
Dates mentioned: II Ax.t (obv. (a) 1)
Dates attributed: -
Contents: Account of grain rations for the gang of workmen.
Terminology: ir n (obv. (a) 2, 3, (b) 2, (c) ~2#, 3, 5, 6, 10, rev. (c) 4 and ~5#); wa nb (obv. (b) 2, 3, (c) ~5#, 6, 9, rev. (c) 5); wDA.t (rev. (b)); n wnmy (rev. (c) 3); di.t di.w n Abd Y n smHy (obv. (a) 1); dmD (obv. (c) 8, rev. (c) 2)
Names/Titles: an. (iAw ; obv. (b) 3, rev. (c) 5; nA iAw.w ; obv. (c) 9); an. (pA aA n is.t ; obv. (c) ~4#, 8, rev. (c) 3); an. (Hm.w.t ; f.; obv. (c) 6; nA Hm.w.t ; rev. (c) 2, 5); an. (pA ir.y-aA ; obv. (c) 7, rev. (c) 6; pA aA ; rev. (c) 1); an. (pA sS ; obv. (c) 1, 4, 8, rev. (c) 3)
Remarks: Description: lines on reverse run perpendicular to those on obverse according to Cern but fragment (b) appears to be an exception; top obverse = bottom reverse? Publication: fragment (a) re-edited as O. DeM 00 734 by Grandet, Ostraca Deir El Medineh VIII, 5, 31 and 136.

Record last updated 2006-07-28


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