O. Turin N. 57031
Other nos.: O. Turin suppl. 5654, O. Turin inv. no. 10313
  
Description: Limestone, 18 x 10 cms. Complete. Two sides, including the left edge of reverse. Obverse: 13 lines, reverse: 6 lines; rev. 2 and 4 continued on left edge; left edge also contains two lines perpendicular to rev. 1-6. Black ink. Top obverse = top reverse; see Remarks.
Classification: account - journal : absence - event - labour - name
Keywords: inactivity - inspection (?) - lamp - plaster - treasury - tomb (royal) - Valley of Kings - working
Provenance: Valley of Queens, excavations Schiaparelli 1903-1905.
Publication: Lopez, Ostraca ieratici 1, 26 (description), pl. 20-20a (facsimile, transcription); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions V, 502-503 (transcription); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 193 no. 148B (translation); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 270-271 (outline of content)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 25 I pr.t sw 25-30 (obv. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6); II pr.t sw 1-8 (obv. 7, 8, 9, 11); rnp.t-sp 25 II pr.t sw 12 (rev. 1); sw 18-24 (rev. 3-6)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, year 25 Ramesses III ( Lopez, Kitchen, Helck )
Contents: Work-journal; interrogation of Nxw-m-Mw.t , use of lamps, work is terminated on eastern treasury, work is done in two princes' tombs (of 'the charioteer' of Ramesses III and of 'the sm -priest'); a road is constructed in the Valley of Kings; see Remarks.
Terminology: wsf (obv. 6, 7, rev. 4); bAk (obv. 8, 11, rev. 4, 5); mn (obv. 8); grH (obv. 10, rev. 3)
Names/Titles: an. (pA sm ; rev. margin 2; see Remarks); an. (pA kTn ; obv. 10 (n Wsr-mAa.t-Ra Mry-Imn ), 12; see Remarks); Nxw-m-Mw.t (obv. 2); 4x.t (geo.; rev. 2 )
Remarks: For the scribe, who wrote many ostraca now kept in the Turin Museum, see Donker van Heel, Haring, Writing in a Workmen's Village , 65-71. Content(s): the interrogation of Nxw-m-Mw.t is also mentioned in O. Turin N. 57556; the princes' tombs are nos 42 and 44 in the Valley of Queens, of the sons of Ramesses III - Praherwenemef (pA kTn ) and Khaemwese (pA sm ). See also O. Berlin P 12295.

Record last updated 2005-05-27


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