O. DeM 00911
Other nos.: O. IFAO 01254 + O. IFAO 01904; O. IFAO inv. no. SA 04057 + O. IFAO inv. no. SA 04078
  
Description: Limestone, 17 x 32 cm, five joining fragments. Inscribed on two sides in black ink, obverse 8 lines, reverse 1 line. Top obverse = bottom reverse. Palimpsest: nothing legible of original text. Damaged: ends of obverse 1-8 lost, middle of obverse 3, 5-8 lost, middle of obverse 1 effaced, end of line on reverse lost.
Classification: journal - letter(?) : absence
Keywords: document - message - inactivity
Provenance: Deir el-Medina, Grand Puits, 14-03-1949 (O. IFAO 0 1254 fragment (a)), 16-03-1949 (O. IFAO 1254 fragment (b)), 28-02-1949 (O. IFAO 0 1904 fragment (a)), 14-03-1949 (O. IFAO 0 1904 fragment (b)), 28-04-1949 (O. IFAO 0 1904 fragment (c)); marks: 14.3.49 (GP); 16.3.49 (GP).
Publication: Grandet, Ostraca Deir el-Medineh IX, 4, 86-88, 333-339 (photographs, facsimile, transcription, description, transliteration (of obverse), translation (of obverse), commentary); Janssen, BIFAO 84 (1984) 303-306, pl. 18-19 (O. IFAO 0 1254: photograph, transcription, translation, commentary)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 26 III pr.t sw 11 (obv. 1; see Remarks); rnp.t-sp 26 III pr.t sw 22 (obv. 2); III pr.t sw 5-6 (obv. 3, 3 ; see Remarks ); sw 14-15 (obv. 3, 3 ) ; IV [...] (obv. 3); sw 22 (obv. 3); IV pr.t sw 28 (obv. 4; see Remarks); rnp.t-sp 27 I Smw sw 13 (obv. 4); sw 14-1 6 (obv. 4 - see Remarks, 4, 4); I Smw sw 22 (obv. 5); I Smw sw 24-25 (obv. 5, 5); II Smw sw 22 (obv. 5); sw 25-26 (obv. 5, 5); sw 2 2 (obv. 6; see Remarks); sw 28 (obv. 6); III Smw sw 2-3 (obv. 6, 6); sw 8 (obv. 6); III Smw sw 18 (obv. 6); sw 21 - 22 (obv. 6, 7); sw 25 (obv. 7); IV Smw [...] (obv. ~7#); sw 14 (obv. ~7#); I Ax.t sw 11-13 (obv. 7, 7, 7); II Ax.t sw 12 (obv. 8); [...] Ax.t sw 12 (obv. 8; probably III Ax.t sw 12; see Remarks); s w 24 (obv. 8); sw 27 (obv. 8)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, year 26 Ramesses III and year 27 Ramesses III (Grandet, Janssen).
Contents: Record of days of absence from work by an unnamed individual during a period of several months. The damaged line of the reverse appears to b e part of a n epistolary formula .
Terminology: iw=f m wsf (obv. 1); m wsf (obv. 3); m wsf r Abd Y (obv. 3?); Sa.t (rev.) ; ditto (obv. ~3#, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7 , 7, 7, 8 ) Incomplete/unclear: iw=f m [...] (obv. 1); iw=f m wsf m hrw.w ... (obv. 2?)
Names/Titles: -
Remarks: Date(s) mentioned: rnp.t-sp 26 III pr.t sw 11 (obv. 1) transcribed as rnp.t-sp 26 III pr.t sw 1 4 (obv. 1) by Grandet, Ostraca Deir el-Medineh IX, 335. IV pr.t sw 5 transcribed instead of III pr.t sw 5 in obv. 3 by Grandet, Ostraca Deir el-Medineh IX, 335 . IV pr.t sw 28 (obv. 4) transcribed as IV pr.t sw 22 by Grandet, Ostraca Deir el-Medineh IX, 335. O bv. 4 : sw 14 as transcribed by Grandet, Ostraca Deir el-Medineh IX, 335 , rather look like sw 15 , and is transcribed as such by Janssen , BIFAO 84 (1884), pl. LIX. O bv. 6 : sw 2 2 ( Grandet, Ostraca Deir el-Medineh IX, 335 ) was read as sw 27 by Janssen, BIFAO 84 (1984), pl. LIX. Restoration III Ax.t sw 12 (obv. 8) by Grandet, Ostraca Deir el-Medineh IX, 335.

Record last updated 2007-02-27


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