O. Vienna H. 18
Other nos.: O. Vienna Aeg. 18
  
Description: Limestone, 13.5 x 17 cm. Inscribed on two sides in black in k (?), 6 lines obverse, last sign of obv. 1 is written on left edge, 8 lines reverse, reverse 8 is a workmen's mark (or 'funny sign')(?) with hieratic number '200' perpendicular to the other lines on the reverse. Top obverse = bottom reverse. Complete, but most of obverse 4-6 effaced.
Classification: account : deficit - expense - name
Keywords: alabaster(?) - beans - birds - curd - fish - fruit - gang - grain - grapes - lamp - medicine (?) - paint (?) - plants - salt - storehouse - rags - Valley of Kings - vegetables - Hnk.y.t ; see Remarks
Provenance: Acquired by H. Junker in Egypt in 1911 for the k.u.k. Hofbibliothek.
Publication: Goedicke, WZKM 59/60 (1963/1964) 7, pl. XVIII (photographs, transcription, description); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 234-235 (translation) ; Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions V, 558 (transcription); Wimmer, Hieratische Paläographie I, 132-133 (transcription, description)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 16 (obv. 1, insertion between obv. 2-3, rev. ~1#); rnp.t-sp 17 (obv. ~6#)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, year 16 Ramesses III and year 17 Ramesses III (Goedicke, Helck, Kitchen, Wimmer)
Contents: A journal listing rags for lamps to the Valley of Kings, and deficits of victuals.
Terminology: wDA.t (rev. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6); r a NN (obv. 3); r a tA is.t (obv. 3); HA.w r=f (obv. 6); tA wDA.t rnp.t-sp Y (rev. 1)
Names/Titles: Imn-nxt ( sS ; obv. ~4#); ax-p.t ( sS ; obv. ~5#); Ms (obv. 3)
Remarks: Keywords: S ign transcribed by editor as Sn (obv. 2 ) is actually Hnk ; read Hnk.y.t mn-grg . In obv. 3 read rr "pigment" (so Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 235 ), or pXr.t "medicine"? Sign transcribed by editor as Aa 2 (rev. 2-4) is actually V 19 ( XAr )? (Haring).

Record last updated 2008-09-23


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