O. Turin N. 57153
Other nos.: O. Turin inv. no. 11240, O. Turin suppl. 6631
  
Description: Pink pottery vase fragment with yellow protuberances, 11 x 12.5 cms. Damaged at right lower edge, causing loss of writing. Palimpsest. Writing perpendicular to axis of vase. Two sides; obverse; ten lines, of which the first is of an older text; reverse: eight lines, line 1 being separated from line 2 by a horizontal stroke. Black ink. Top obverse = top reverse.
Classification: account - journal : deficit - delivery - event - labour - portion
Keywords: apportioning - arrival - beer - bread - document - fish - inactivity - message - place - plaster - reward - side (of gang) - village - wood - working
Provenance: Deir el-Medina; excavations Schiaparelli 1905.
Publication: Lopez, Ostraca ieratici 2, 26 (description), pl. 68-68a (facsimile, transcription); Lopez, Ostraca ieratici 4, pl. 198 (photograph); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 282 (outline of content)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 26 IV pr.t sw 25-30 (obv. 1-6); IV pr.t sw 20 (rev. 1); I Smw sw 9-15 (rev. 2-~8#)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, year 26 Ramesses III ( Lopez, Helck )
Contents: Journal recording days of work and inactivity, deliveries of various commodities. Arrival of Pn-ano.t with a letter, and arrival of the vizier in connection with rewards for the gang.
Terminology: iw n NN (obv. 2, 3); wnmy (obv. 6, rev. 3, 7); wsf (obv. 3, 5, 6, rev. 7); wDA.t (rev. 1); bAk (obv. 1, 4, rev. 4, 6, ~8#); m Dr.t NN (obv. 8); s.t tn (rev. 6); smHy (rev. ~7#); Sa.t (obv. 2); di.t (rev. 2); ditto (rev. 5 (?))
Names/Titles: an. (TAty ; obv. 3); PA-iw (obv. 7); Pn-ano.t (obv. 2); Nb-mH.y.t (obv. 8); tA wH.t (geo.; obv. 3 )
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 2010-09-15


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