O. Strasbourg H. 140
Other nos.: -
Description: Limestone, 14 x 20 cms. Damaged. One side, with on top three lines of a literary text in black and red ink, and after a horizontal division line four columns of respectively five, seven, six and five lines in black ink. Top and bottom broken off, first two lines of literary text, last lines of first three columns (partly) effaced.
Classification: list : name
Keywords: -
Provenance: No indication; see Remarks.
Publication: Koenig, Ostraca Strasbourg , 12 (description), pl. 77, 78 (facsimile, transcription), pl. 128 (photograph) ; Collier, Dating Late XIXth Dynasty Ostraca , 27-29, 160 (description, commentary)
Dates mentioned: III Smw sw 29 (3)
Dates attributed: D yn. 19 or dyn. 20 (Koenig) ; see Remarks ; early years Siptah (Collier)
Contents: A list of names of workmen, added up to a total of 23 men. See Remarks
Terminology: dmD (col. IV, 5)
Names/Titles: Any (19); Imn-m-In.t (15); Imn-nxt (~8#); Bw-on.tw=f (16); PA-im.y-r-iH.w (24); PA-Sd (21); Pn-Imn (14); Nb-nfr (10, 18); Nfr-Htp (22); Nx (5); Nxw-m-Mw.t (11); Nxt-sw (13); 1Ay (4); 1y (6); 1r-m-wiA (9); 2Am (23); 2a-m-sbA.w (18; see Remarks); 4A-WAD.t (12); OH.y (19); 6nr-MnTw (17). Incomplete: 2a-[...] (20; 2a-m-Nwn ? see Remarks)
Remarks: 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). Date(s) attributed: in view of the names certainly end dyn. 19; applying the criteria set forth by Janssen, Village Varia , 103-105, would point to a date between his groups A and B, i.e. the later years of Seti II (Demaree). Contents: the list contains names of workmen of the right side under chief workman 1Ay . Names, Titles: for names in lines 18-20, cf. O. DeM 612 lines 7-11; hence possibly 2a-m-Nwn in line 20. In line 18 the last sign of the name 2a-m-sbA.w is to be read as plural strokes and not sA n . Line 19: S. Allam, WdO 30 (1999), 143 reads Any-nxt sA 1Ay but this is not supported by the photograph and (again) the parallel name-list in O. DeM 612 lines 7-11. According to Allam, the dots after the names are checkmarks and not parts of women's name determinatives.

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