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Pottery ostracon: on one side (convex) only, seven lines of an incomplete text concerning payment made by Amenemope to the carpenter Meryre for a bed.
Height: 12.50 centimetres
Thickness: 4.50 centimetres
Width: 15 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Text: J. J. Černy and A.H. Gardiner, ‘Hieratic Ostraca’ (Oxford 1957), pl. 5644.3
For similar transactions between the same persons cf. O. Brooklyn Ace. No. 37.1880E (K. Kitchen, 'Ramesside Inscriptions' Vll (Oxford 1989), 310—11 [wrongly dated Ramses III]).
S. Birch, 'Inscriptions in the Hieratic and Demotic Character, from the Collections of the British Museum' (London 1868), pl. XXIV;
J. J. Černy and A.H. Gardiner, ‘Hieratic Ostraca’ (Oxford 1957), p. 23 and pl. LXXXVI, 3;
J.J. Janssen, 'Commodity Prices from the Ramessid Period' (Leiden, 1975), p. 80;
K. Kitchen, 'Ramesside Inscriptions' V (Oxford 1983), 589-90.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2001 26 Jun-23 Sep, Birmingham Gas Hall, Egypt Revealed
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
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