O. Strasbourg H. 136
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Description: Limestone, 14.5 x 8.5 cms. Two sides. Obverse and reverse respectively nine and eleven lines in black ink. Top obverse = bottom reverse. Damaged. On obverse bottom broken off, beginning of last line lost. On reverse top, bottom and left edge broken off, ends of most lines lost and last line partly broken off. See Remarks.
Classification: account - journal : deficit(?) - expense - labour
Keywords: lamp - side (of gang)
Provenance: No indication; see Remarks.
Publication: Koenig, Ostraca Strasbourg , 12 (description), pl. 72, 73 (facsimile, transcription), pl. 127 (photograph); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VII, 291-292 (transcription); see Remarks
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 24 I Ax.t sw 27-28 (obv. 1-3); III Ax.t sw 2-5, 7 (obv. 4-8); sw 17-18 (rev. 1); sw 21-22 (rev. 2-3); III Ax.t sw 23-26 (rev. 4-7); IV Ax.t sw 4, 6, 7 (rev. 8-10)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 19 or Dyn. 20 ( Koenig) ; year 24 Ramesses III (Helck, Kitchen)
Contents: Day-to-day lamp account, recording numbers of lamps drawns from the magazine and the use made of them. See Remarks.
Terminology: wDA.t (?; obv. 2); hAw (obv. 5; rev. 9); smHy (obv. 2; see Remarks); Sd (obv. 5; rev. 9, 10, ~11#); grH (obv. 6, rev. 10); dmD (obv. 3, 4)
Names/Titles: -
Remarks: Description: for the scribe, see Donker van Heel, Haring, Writing in a Workmen's Village , 65-71. Provenance: note that many of the Strasbourg ostraca were excavated by J.E. Quibell in the Ramesseum in 1895-1896 and given to the Bibliothèque Nationale et Universitaire by W.M. Flinders Petrie in 1918 (Koenig, Ostraca Strasbourg , 1; Spiegelberg, ZÄS 58 (1923), 25, note 4). Publication: see also Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 257 and 258. Contents: in the published transcription in lines obv. 2 and 6, and rev. 10 the sign of the arm should not be Gard. D 36, but D 41. For this type of text see also O. Turin N. 57043, 57044 and 57047, a whole series of Cairo ostraca and in general Černý, Valley of the Kings, pp. 46-47. Terminology: see Müller, LingAeg 7 (2000), 283.

Record last updated 2003-10-16


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