O. BM EA 50722 + O. Cairo CG 25726 + O. KV 18/6.924
Other nos.: O. Cairo JE 96180; O. Cairo SR 1330; O. Cairo prov. no. 22/12/21/22; HO 68, 1
  
Description: Limestone, 2 fragments, Cairo (= upper right) fragment 11 x 11 cm. See Remarks. Inscribed on one side, black ink, 10 lines (beginnings of lines 1-4 on Cairo fragment). Correction by scribe in line 2. Damaged, ends of lines 1 and 2 and beginning of line 9 lost.
Classification: note : event
Keywords: accession - arrival - document - gang - message - Necropolis - wages - xtm
Provenance: BM fragment purchased from M. Mohassib, Luxor, 1912. Cairo fragment: Valley of Kings, workmen's houses between KV 17 (Seti I) and KV 21 , Davis/Ayrton excavations 1907-1908; mark: Davis 1907-8. House. kappa 3 , see Reeves, Valley of the Kings , 307 ; KV fragment: found by University of Basel excavations in winter 1998/1999 north of tourist path leading to KV 43 (Thutmose IV), near the fork to the path to KV 19 ( MnTw-Hr-xpS=f )
Publication: Dorn, in: Ramesside Studies , 159-168 (description of KV 18/6.924; facsimile, transcription, transliteration, translation, commentary); Bierbrier, The Tomb-builders of the Pharaohs , 44, fig. 25 (photograph of BM EA 50722 + Cairo CG 25726 ); Černý, Ostraca Caire , 70 and 71, 89*, pl. LXXXVI (description, transcription and facsimile of Cairo fragment); Černý, Valley of the Kings , 16 (translation of BM EA 50722 + Cairo CG 25726); Černý, Gardiner, Hieratic Ostraca , 20, pls. LXVIII and LXVIIIA, no. 1 (description, transcription and facsimile of BM EA 50722 + Cairo CG 25726 ); Demarée, Ramesside Ostraca , 33, pl. 115 (description, transcription and photograph of BM fragment); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 364 (transcription of BM EA 50722 + Cairo CG 25726 ); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 206, no. 155 (translation and commentary of BM EA 50722 + Cairo CG 25726 )
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 1 II pr. t sw 22 (1)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, year 1 Ramesses VI (Černý-Gardiner - see Remarks; Demarée, Dorn, Kitchen, McDowell)
Contents: Arrival by a vizier at the xtm and announcement of the accession of king Ramesses VI. The men of the gang are rejoicing and receive their wages.
Terminology: hrw pn ii in NN ( 1- ~2#); wxA (4); r Dd (4)
Names/Titles: an. (3 Hwty.w ; ~9#); Nb-mAa.t-Ra Imn-Hr-xpS=f Ra-ms-sw Mry-Imn NTr-hoA- Iwn.w anx wDA snb (king; 4-5) ; Nfr-rnp.t ( im.y-r Niw.t TAty ; ~2#)
Remarks: Description: entire ostracon measures appr. 33.5 x 22 cm if drawn to scale in Černý, Gardiner, Hieratic Ostraca , pls. LXVIII and LXVIIIA. Date(s) attributed: Černý-Gardiner, Hieratic Ostraca , 20: "Ramesses V" - sic, for "Ramesses VI".

Record last updated 2011-06-15


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