O. UC 39615
Other nos.: HO 45, 1; O. Petrie 14
  
Description: Limestone, 9.5 x 1 5.2 cm. Two sides; obverse: seven lines; reverse: eight lines. Black ink. Damaged; the ostracon is broken into two separate pieces, with some damage to the writing along the break; a large chip has come off the left side of obverse. Top obverse = right reverse.
Classification: protocol : account - dispute - transfer
Keywords: copper - donkey - flour - grain - oath - sandals - silver - term - textile
Provenance: No indication
Publication: Černý-Gardiner, Hieratic Ostraca , 13-14 (description) and pl. 45-45A no. 1 (facsimile, transcription); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 230-231 no. 230 (translation, commentary); Eichler, SAK 17 (1990), 173 (transliteration and translation obverse 1-3) and SAK 18 (1991), 197-198 (transliteration and translation obverse 6 - reverse 4); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 294 (translation in outline of content other source) ; Helck, Materialien III, 499 (translation); Janssen, Donkeys at Deir el-Medina , 40-41 (summary of contents, commentary); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions V, 524 (transcription); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 75-76 no. 47 (translation) ; www.petrie.ucl.ac.uk (description, photograph)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 28 IV Smw sw 10 (obv. 1); I Ax.t sw [...] (rev. 7)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, year 28 Ramesses III ( Černý-Gardiner, Allam, Kitchen, Helck )
Contents: Protocol, probably of a case before the onb.t . The draughtsman MnnA has paid an amount to the watercarrier 7A-aA to buy him a donkey, but the latter has not come up with a good animal. Now MnnA appeals before the court that 7A-aA must either bring a good donkey or pay him his money back. 7A-aA swears an oath to that effect.
Terminology: ir n (obv. 4, 4, 5, 5); anx n nb anx wDA snb (rev. 4); r SAa (rev. 6); rdy.t n=f (obv. 6); Dd NN Hna NN (obv. 2)
Names/Titles: an. (pA aA n is.t 2 ; rev. 7); an. (pA sS ; rev. 8); MnnA (sS-od ; obv. 2); 7A-aA (in-mw ; obv. 2)
Remarks: The same parties, a donkey and year 28 of Ramesses III occur in O. DeM 062.

Record last updated 2007-08-31


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