O. IFAO 00424 + O. UC 39612
Other nos.: HO 42, 3; O. DeM inv. no. 424; O. Petrie 09
  
Description: Reddish pottery with yellow slip, 15 .0 x 14 .0 cm. Two sides; obverse: six lines; reverse: five lines. Black ink. Damaged; the ostracon is broken into two pieces, the lower right corner is missing. Some signs on obverse and reverse are effaced. Top obverse = bottom reverse.
Classification: account - note - oath : hire - payment
Keywords: agriculture - copper - death - donkey - oath - payment - term
Provenance: No indication
Publication: Černý-Gardiner, Hieratic Ostraca , 13 (description) and pl. 42-42A no. 3 (facsimile, transcription); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 229-230 no. 229 (translation, commentary) ; Eichler, SAK 18 (1991), 201 (transliteration and translation of obverse 3); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 297 (translation of O. Petrie 09) ; Helck, Materialien III, 498-499 (translation); Janssen, Donkeys at Deir el-Medina , 40 (summary of contents, commentary); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions V, 525-526 (transcription) ; www.petrie.ucl.ac.uk (description, photograph of O. UC 39612)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 28 IV Ax.t sw 25 (obv. ~1#); II Ax.t sw 30 (obv. 6)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, year 28 Ramesses III ( Černý-Gardiner, Kitchen, Helck )
Contents: A donkey was hired to the watercarrier Pn-6A-wr.t to till a field, but died. The watercarrier performed an oath stating that he would replace the donkey, which took place nine months later.
Terminology: ir n (obv. 3); anx n nb anx wDA snb (obv. 4, 5, rev. 4); r SAa (obv. ~6#); hrw n di.t pA aA n NN r skA (obv. 1-2); DbA (verb; obv. 4, 5, rev. 3);
Names/Titles: Pn-6A-wr.t (in-mw ; obv. 2)
Remarks: The same case is described (in almost identical wording) in O. Ashmolean 1180 ( HO 71, 1 ) obverse.

Record last updated 2008-07-02


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