O. Cairo CG 25106 reverse
Other nos.: O. Cairo JE 28932; O. Cairo SR 01772
  
Description: Limestone, 27 x 31 cm. Inscribed on two sides, obverse: drawing of a bird with a human head, reverse: a hieratic inscription, 4 lines probably in black ink, and a drawing of a leopard's head on the edge(?). Top obverse = bottom reverse. Damaged: ends of reverse 3-4 lost, ends of reverse 1-2 effaced.
Classification: note(?) - letter(?) ; see Remarks
Keywords: divine manifestation - house
Provenance: Valley of Kings, Tomb KV 9 (Ramesses VI), excavation in 1890.
Publication: Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 369 (transcription); Daressy, Ostraca Caire , 20-21, pl. XIX (photographs, description); Borghouts, in: Gleanings, 24, 57 (translation of rev. 3-4, commentary); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka, 448 (translation of reverse).
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 5 II [...] (rev. 1)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, year 5 Ramesses VI (, Helck, Kitchen).
Contents: Reverse 1-2: a note(?), reverse 3-4: a request(?) or an exhortation: "Do not work your manifestation"; see Remarks.
Terminology: -
Names/Titles: an. (Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; king; rev. 2)
Remarks: Classification, Content(s): reverse 3-4 possibly to be interpreted as a kind of letter to the dead according to Borghouts in: Gleanings , 57, note 108.

Record last updated 2004-02-03


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