O. Fitzwilliam Museum EGA 103.1949
Other nos.: O. Cambridge Fitzwilliam Museum EGA 103.1949 ; O. Gayer-Anderson EGA 103.1949
  
Description: Limestone, 12.5 x 15 cm. Inscribed on two sides in black ink, obverse 7 lines(?), reverse 5 lines. Top obverse = top reverse. Palimpsest, the text on obverse has been effaced and a drawing of a goat in red ink outline, black ink, and yellow paint has been composed over the old text. Damaged: obverse illegible save for line 1, middle of reverse 1 effaced, ends of reverse 1-5 lost(?).
Classification: account : delivery
Keywords: firewood - fish - gang - grain rations
Provenance: Donated by Gayer-Anderson to the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, in 1942; see Remarks.
Publication: Brunner-Traut, Egyptian Artists' Sketches. Figured Ostraka from the Gayer-Anderson Collection in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge , (Uitgaven van het Nederlands-Archaeologisch Instituut te Istanbul XLV), Istanbul 1979, 59, pl. XXVII (photographs, description); see Remarks.
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 19, or dyn. 20 (Brunner-Traut).
Contents: Obverse: an account of delivery of grain rations. Reverse: monthly and yearly amounts of fish and wood in store(?) and required.
Terminology: aHa n rmw n pA Abd (rev. 1); aHa n xt n pA Abd (rev. 4); hrw pn di.t di.w n tA is.t pA 2r (obv. ~1#); Xr.t-rnp.t (rev. 3, 5)
Names/Titles: an. (pA aA n ist ; rev. ~5#)
Remarks: Provenance: the donation was given in 1942, yet the items began actually to arrive in Cambridge in 1943, with some remaining Egyptian antiquities owned by Gayer-Anderson being handed over in 1947. Additionally a part of Gayer-Anderson's collection, previously lent to Stockholm, arrived in Cambridge in 1949. Publication: the reading and transcription of the text was provided by R.J. Demaree.

Record last updated 2002-09-03


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