O. Turin N. 57047
Other nos.: O. Turin suppl. 5681, O. Turin inv. no. 10334
  
Description: Limestone, 20 x 11 cms. Complete. Two sides. Obverse: 13 lines, reverse: 10 lines. Black ink, which is sometimes much effaced. Several signs crossed out by the scribe in rev. 3. Top obverse = top reverse.
Classification: account - journal : event - expense - labour
Keywords: arrival - gang - inactivity - inspecting work - lamp - Necropolis - vessel - village - working
Provenance: Valley of Queens; excavations Schiaparelli 1903-1905.
Publication: Lopez, Ostraca ieratici 1, 32 (description), pl. 30-30a (facsimile, transcription); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions V, 483 (transcription); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 246-247 (outline of content)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 22 III Ax.t sw 25-30 (obv. 1-6); IV Ax.t sw 1-14 (obv. 7-13); III Ax.t sw 20 (rev. ~1#); IV Ax.t sw 12 (rev. 1); IV Ax.t sw 15-18 (rev. 4-7)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, year 22 Ramesses III ( Lopez, Kitchen, Helck )
Contents: Account-journal of days of work and inactivity, use of lamps, arrival by the vizier 6A to inspect the work of the gang, several unclear entries.
Terminology: ii in NN (obv. 2); iry.t m wsf hAw Y (rev. 3; followed by crossed-out n (?) NN ); iry.t Hr bAk hAw Y r NN (rev. 2); ir n (rev. 1); wsf (obv. 6, 6, 7, 10, 10); wsf tA is.t (rev. 8); mn (obv. 13); Ssp bAk.w (obv. 3); Sd (obv. 12); dmD (rev. 9); ditto (rev. 5, 6, 7)
Names/Titles: an. ( nA idn.w.w ; obv. 11); tA wH.t pA 2r (geo.; obv. 2); Nxt-Mnw (rev. ~2#, 3 (crossed out), 8); 6A (TAty ; obv. 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.

Record last updated 2007-11-13


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