O. Nicholson Museum R. 97
Other nos.: O. Sydney 36.92; O. Sydney 3692 (see Remarks)
  
Description: Limestone, 11.4 x 7.6 cm. Black ink, inscribed on two sides, obverse 5 lines, reverse 5 lines, top obverse = bottom reverse. Obverse and reverse palimpsest, traces of earlier writing in red ink. Damaged; beginnings of obverse 1-4 lost, ends of all lines lost, top of obverse 5 lost from middle to end, unknown number of lines lost at top of obverse and bottom of reverse ; see Remarks.
Classification: note : event
Keywords: arrival - firewood - fish - gang - Necropolis - passing (guard posts) - vegetables - xtm - onb.t
Provenance: acquired by Ch. Nicholson during his tour in Egypt in 1856-1857.
Publication: Eyre, in: Glimpses of Ancient Egypt , 80-91(photographs, transcription, translation, and commentary); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 514 (translation); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 151-152 (transcription); Ch. Nicholson, Aegyptiaca , London 1891, iii, 37-8 ; J. Ray, in: K.N. Sowada and B.G. Ockinga ed., Egyptian Art in the Nicholson Museum, Sydney , Sydney 2006, 214-216, pl. 39 (photographs, description, translation, commentary); E. Reeve, Catalogue of the Museum of Antiquities of the Sydney University , Sydney 1860-1870, 13
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: e arly or mid D yn. 20 (Eyre); after Ramesses III (Ray); Ramesses IV (Kitchen); year 16 Ramesses IX (?) (Helck)
Contents: A note recording the arrival by several officials to deal with a walkout by the gang, who are complaining of hunger and non-payment of their wages. The magistrates of the onb.t, asked for advice on the matter, pronounce the gang to be in the right.
Terminology: -
Names/Titles: an. ( aA n is.t 2 ; obv. ~4-5#); an. ( sr.w n tA onb.t ; rev. ~4-5# ?); Imn-nxt ( sS ; obv. 5); Imn-xa ( wbA-nswt ; obv. ~1#); PA-wr ( sS n tmA ; obv. ~2#); Mry-PtH ( idn.w n tA Snw.t ; obv. ~3#); 1r ( sS n tmA n Niw.t ; obv. 2); 1r-Sri ( sS ; obv. 5); 9Hwty-ms ( sm ; obv. ~3# ; see Remarks); Incomplete: [...] ( wbA-nswt ; obv. ~1# - possibly 1r ; see Remarks); [...] ([...] Niwt ; obv. 2 - title possibly HA.t.y-a n Niw.t - see Remarks) ; [...]- sw - nxt ([...] ; obv. ~1# - possibly Ra-ms-sw-nxt ( Hm-nTr tp.y n Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w ) ; see Remarks)
Remarks: Description: loss at the beginning is estimated to consist of one line by Eyre, in: Glimpses of Ancient Egypt , 80; Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 151. Numbers: O. Sydney 36.92 and 3692 in Magee, Malek, Checklist , 26; Gutgesell, Datierung I , 357; Janssen, BSEG 16 (1992), 49, note 59. Names, Titles: 9Hwty-ms - see Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 152. Ra-ms-sw-nxt (Hm-nTr tp.y n Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w) - see Eyre, in: Glimpses of Ancient Egypt , 81; Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 152. Restoration 1r by Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 152. [...] Niw.t possibly restored as HA.t.y-a n Niw.t - see Eyre, in: Glimpses of Ancient Egypt , 82; Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 152.

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