O. Medelhavsmuseet MM 14126
Other nos.: O. Medelhavsmuseet E. 4126a
  
Description: Limestone, 13.2 x 8.3 cm. Inscribed on one side in black ink with some dots made in red ink, two columns: column I 13 lines, column II remains of 12 lines, numbered 3-14 by Janssen, lines numbered 1-2 in column II lost ? Palimpsest (?). Damaged: unknown number of lines at top and bottom of each column lost, beginning of I 1, and beginnings of I 6-13 lost, slight loss at beginning of I 2, top of I 1 lost, slight loss at top of end of I 2, ends of all lines in column II lost. Drawing of human head in black ink on the other side of the ostracon.
Classification: account : name - portion
Keywords: grain (?) - house - water (?)
Provenance: Luxor or Deir el-Medina. Presented to the Medelhavsmuseet by R. G. Gayer-Anderson in 1935.
Publication: Janssen, Medelhavsmuseet Bulletin 14 (1979) 9-15 (photograph, transcription, translation and commentary of side on which text); Eichler, SAK 17 (1990) 151-152 (transliteration); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VII, 196-197 (transcription); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 62-63 no. 33 (translation); Peterson, Medelhavsmuseet Bulletin 7-8 (1973) 73 no. 17, pl. 9 (description, photograph of side on which drawing)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: D yn. 19 (McDowell) ; l ater reigns of dyn. 19 (Janssen); Ramesses II (Kitchen) ; see Remarks .
Contents: A list of houses of named persons. To each house is ascribed an amount of 1 or 2 oipe.
Terminology: pr NN (I ~1#, I ~2#, I 3, I 4, I 5, I ~6#, I [7?], I ~8#, I ~9#, I ~10#, I ~11#, I ~12#, I ~13#, II ~3#, II ~4#, II ~5#, II ~6#, II ~7#, II ~8#, II ~9#, II ~10#, II ~11#, II ~12#, II ~13#, II ~14#)
Names/Titles: Ipy [...] (II ~8# - perhaps nothing lost ); Imn-m-In.t (I ~11#); Imn-nxt sA 8d (I ~2#); Wn-nxw [...] (II ~12# - perhaps nothing lost); PA-Sd sA 1r-ms (I 4); PA-Sd sA 1H-nxw (I 6 ; see Remarks); Pn-Imn (II ~7#); Ms (I 3); Nb-Imn.t.t (I ~1#); Ra-wbn (II ~9#); 1r-iA (f. (?) ; I 13 ; see Remarks); 4n-nDm (II ~10#); Kr (I 5); Ks (II ~6#); 9Hwty-Hr-mk.t=f (I ~12#); Incomplete: Ir.y -[...] (II ~11# ; probably Ir.y-nfr ; see Remarks); PA -[...] (II ~5# , ~13#); M [...] (II ~4#); 6 [...] (II ~14#); [...]- Ip.t (I ~10# ; possbily Imn-m-Ip.t or 2a-m-Ip.t ; see Remarks); [...] ([...]- sA (?); I 7 ; see Remarks); [...] t sA M a (I 9(?) ; see Remarks); [...] sA 4bA ( possibly On sA 4bA ; I ~8# ; see Remarks)
Remarks: Dates attributed: first half of the reign of Ramesses II according to Grandet, Ostraca Deir el-Medineh IX, 23. Names, Titles: 1H-nxw written in a peculiar way: a horizontal stroke added under the vertical stroke at end of 1H . Reading by Janssen, Medelhavsmuseet Bulletin 14 (1979) 9, 10. 1r-iA , interpreted as a woman's name by Janssen, Medelhavsmuseet Bulletin 14 (1979), 10, 14, but as a man's name by McDowell, Ostraca , 23. Restoration Ir.y-nfr is almost certain. Janssen, Medelhavsmuseet Bulletin 14 (1979) 9, 10. Restorations Imn-m-Ip.t or 2a-m-Ip.t suggested by Janssen, Medelhavsmuseet Bulletin 14 (1979) 10. Restoration [...]- sA (?) by Černý; see Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VII, 196. Patronym in I 9 read "Ma a u a o" by Janssen, Medelhavsmuseet Bulletin 14 (1979) 9 and 10. Restoration On sA 4bA by Černý; see Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VII, 196.

Record last updated 2006-07-07


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