O. DeM 01722 + O. Fitzwilliam Museum E.GA.6130.1943 reverse
Other nos.: O. IFAO 02285 ; O. IFAO inv. no. SA 13140 ; O. Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Mus. (1) + O. Černý 03
Description: Limestone, two joining fragments: (1) O. DeM 1722, 22.4 x 12.7 cm, (2) O. Fitzwilliam Museum 1. Inscribed on two sides, obverse 11 lines in black ink, with verse points in red ink, reverse in black ink, two columns, I 15 lines (numbered I x+1-15 by Kitchen), II 8 lines (numbered II x+16-23 by Kitchen), I x+5-8 and II x+16-18 divided by a vertical line in black ink. Top obverse = left edge of reverse. Palimpsest: traces of an old text visible on obverse. Damaged: ends of obverse 1-11 lost, beginnings of reverse I x+1-7, x+9, II x+19 lost, middle and end of reverse I x+8 effaced, end of reverse I x+13 effaced by scribe. Correction by scribe in reverse II x+16.
Classification: account - inventory(?)
Keywords: gold(?) - house - inspection - place - temple(?) - wood - woodwork (see Remarks) - a.t Hnk.y.t
Provenance: O. DeM 1722: Deir el-Medina, mark: "JC 3".
Publication: Hagen, New Kingdom Ostraca , 28-31, 90-93, pls. 32-36 (description, photographs; facsimiles of Cambridge frgt.; transcription, translation, commentary); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VII, 191-192 (transcription) ; Gasse , Ostraca litteraires Deir el-Medina IV, no. 1722 (O. DeM 1722: photographs, description, transcription).
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 19, Ramesses II (Kitchen); dyn. 19, or dyn. 20 (Gasse)
Contents: An account - inventory of woodwork (see Remarks).
Terminology: ir n (rev. I x+11, x+13); sip.t (rev. I x+1); dmD (rev. I x+13)
Names/Titles: an. (Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; king; rev. I x+14); Mn-xpr.w-Ra (king; rev. I ~x+2#; Gasse: Nb-mAa.t-Ra ); Incomplete: [...]- Ra (deity; rev. I x+1)
Remarks: Keywords: the transcription mr iT.y (rev. x+3) by Gasse, Ostraca litteraires Deir el- Medina, no. 1722, corresponding to the transcription Hr.y n iTy (rev. I x+3) by Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VII, 191, is corrected by Demaree to Hr.y.t n iTy (rev. x+3), "top of a mast" or "reel" (made) of a beam. Transcription tA nb.t pr (rev. x+4, Kitchen: I x+4, x+14) by Gasse, Ostraca litteraires Deir el-Medina IV, no. 1722, Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VII, 191, should be read Hb.t , chapel, "kiosk" (Demaree). Content(s): the obverse of the ostracon is a model letter, translated in Wente, Letters , 146.

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