O. DeM 00645
Other nos.: O. IFAO 01297; O. IFAO inv. no. SA 03979 + O. IFAO inv. no. SA 03974
  
Description: Pottery sherd, obverse grey pink, reverse pink, 16 x 12 cm, in four fragments. Black ink, obverse 9 lines (numbered 1, 1a-8 by Sauneron), reverse 6 lines, top obverse = top reverse. Damaged; beginnings of obv. 4-8 and ends of obv. 7 and 8 lost, lacunae in obv. 1-4 and rev. 1-4, incomplete at bottom obverse.
Classification: deposition - oath - protocol : transfer(?)
Keywords: copper - donkey - oath - onb.t
Provenance: Deir el-Medina, Grand Puits, 13-03-1949 and 12-04-1949
Publication: Cern Ostraca Deir El Medineh [VII], 5, pl. 10 (description, transcription); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 144 and 145, no. 139 (translation, commentary); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 378 and 379 (translation); Janssen, Donkeys at Deir el-Medina , 39 (summary of contents, commentary); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 160 (transcription)
Dates mentioned: II pr.t sw 24 (obv. 1a); II pr.t [...] (obv. 5-6); Pn-In.t (= II Smw ; rev. 3)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, Ramesses IV (Kitchen); year 2 Ramesses IV (Helck)
Contents: Obverse: statement by an anonymous speaker about a donkey he has given to someone (name lost; [...]- nxt ?), and for which he has received something (another donkey?) in return that was taken from the water-carrier Wsr-HA.t-nxt . Later, however, it was taken back by the latter. Reverse: oath by someone (name lost), promising to bring back a donkey(?) before the month Pn-In.t , and to pay for every day it is kept.
Terminology: in ir ink (obv. 1); wAH Imn wAH pA HoA anx wDA snb (rev. ~2#); m bAH NN (obv. ~3#); r Dd (obv. 2) Incomplete/uncertain: di.t ... NN (obv. 1a?)
Names/Titles: an. (Hwty.w ; obv. ~8#?) ; an. (pA HoA anx wDA snb ; rev. 2); Imn (deity; rev. ~2#); In-Hr-xa (aA n is.t ; obv. 3-~4#); Wsr-HA.t-nxt (in-mw ; obv. 4-~5#, ~6#); Nxw-m-Mw.t (aA n is.t ; obv. ~3#) Incomplete/uncertain: an. (30 n rmT [...]? rev. 4); ... -nxt (obv. 1a?); [...] (rmT-is.t ; rev. ~1#)
Remarks: -

Record last updated 2006-07-28


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