O. Varille 13
Other nos.: O. Louvre E 27678 (see Remarks)
Description: Limestone (2 fragments, see Remarks), 14.5 x 19 cm. One side with 8 lines in black ink. Damaged; broken off at left edge, ends of lines 1-3 missing. Corrections by the scribe in line 5.
Classification: account : payment
Keywords: basketry - coffin - house - mat - payment - woodwork - yarn
Provenance: Acquired by A. Varille in March-April 1934 at Luxor. Right half acquired by the Louvre in October 1994. Left half auctioned in April 2007 at Paris and also acquired by the Louvre.
Publication: Grandet, in Mélanges Neveu , 168-170, 175 (transliteration, translation and commentary; photograph and transcription of right Louvre fragment); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VII, 238 (transcription); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 120 (translation); Gutgesell, Die Datierung II, 45 (summary of contents); Catalogue de Vente Pierre Berge (27-28 Avril 2007), 79 and 95, lot no. 445 (description and colour photograph of left half)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 3 III Smw sw 16 (1)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 19, year 3 Amenmesse (Kitchen, Helck, Grandet, Gutgesell), year 3 Merenptah (Grandet), or year 3 Seti II (Grandet).
Contents: Dated record of payments made by workman PA-nb to a draughtsman (name lost) for several jobs, i.a. basketry, a bed, funeral objects, building, and a SAo n Hsy . Prices in sniw/Sat and khar and oipe.
Terminology: ir n (4, 6, 7, 8); rdi.n NN n NN r tA mtn (~1#-2); rdy.t n=f (8); rdy.t n=f r tA mtn (3); rdy.t r tA mtn (5); rdy.t n=f r tA Xr.y-mrH.t (4)
Names/Titles: [...] ( sS-od ; ~1#); PA-nb ( rmT-is.t ; 1).
Remarks: Other nos., Description, Provenance: This number was given to the right half of the ostracon acquired by the Louvre in October 1994, cf. Ziegler, Revue du Louvre 1995/2, 73.

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