O. UC 39617
Other nos.: HO 21, 1; O. Petrie 16
  
Description: Limestone, 1 5.5 x 2 4.8 cm. Two sides; obverse: six lines; reverse: six lines. Black ink. Complete, except for a tiny chip from the right and top. Some signs are partly effaced. Top obverse = top reverse.
Classification: account - list - oracle
Keywords: apportioning - coffin - death - funeral - junior - oracle - painting - storehouse - varnish - woodwork
Provenance: No indication
Publication: Černý-Gardiner, Hieratic Ostraca , 7 (description) and pl. 21-21A no. 1 (facsimile, transcription); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 231-233 no. 231 (translation, commentary); Janssen-Pestman, JESHO 11 (1968), 153-157 (translation, commentary); Müller, in: Ramesside Studies , 335 (transliteration and translation of obv. 6 - rev. 4, commentary); Theodorides, RIDA 14 (1967), 111-114 (translation, commentary); Theodorides, RIDA 16 (1969), 141-144 (translation, commentary) ; www.petrie.ucl.ac.uk (description, photograph)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: D yn. 20 (Allam, Theodorides); b eginning D yn. 20 (Janssen-Pestman, Müller)
Contents: Obv. 1-5: Nb-smn , the father of the speaker, has made a coffin for the burial of Inr (presumably his mother). In exchange, he receives (i.e. inherits) her share in a storehouse (see Remarks). Her daughter Wab.t now wishes to share in the storehouse, but the speaker appeals to the oracle, arguing that his father Nb-smn alone is entitled to the inheritance. Obv. 6 - rev. 6: similar case; list of objects provided by the workman 4A-WAD.t for the burial of his mother 6A-NHs.y.t . It is argued before the oracle that his brothers and sisters are to be excluded from the inheritance because they did not assist in taking care of the burial (see Remarks).
Terminology: ir n (rev. 3, 4); pAy=i nb nfr (obv. 4); pAy=i nb nfr anx wDA snb (rev. 4); r di.t rx=tw pA i.ir NN n NN (obv. 1-2); r di.t rx=tw tA xr.t i.ir NN r ors NN (obv. 6-rev. 2)
Names/Titles: an. ( pAy=i nb nfr ; deity; obv. 4); an. ( pAy=i nb nfr anx wDA snb ; deity; rev. 4); Inr (f.; anx n niw.t ; obv. ~1-2#); Wab.t (f.; Sr.it of Inr ; obv. 3); Nb-smn (rmT-is.t ; obv. 1, called pAy=i it , 5 (without title)); 1y-nfr ( rmT-is.t ; obv. ~3-4#) ; 4A-WAD.t (rmT-is.t ; obv. 6); 6A-NHs.y.t (f.; anx n niw.t ; rev. 1, mw.t of 4A-WAD.t )
Remarks: Contents: obv. 2 tAy=s pS nty m pA wDA Xr.y ; for a different interpretation, see Janssen-Pestman, JESHO 11 (1968), 153 n. c. For obv. 6 - rev. 6, cf. P. Bulaq 10 recto 13-14.

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