O. Cairo CG 25184
Other nos.: O. Royal Tomb no. 1327
Description: Limestone, 83.5 x 14 cm, four joining fragments. Inscribed on one side with a drawing of a royal tomb in red, white, and yellow paint, with hieratic lines in black ink. Damaged: chipped off at three of the vertical joins, and at the left edge of the ostracon.
Classification: -
Keywords: tomb (royal)
Provenance: Valley of Kings, Tomb KV 9 (Ramesses VI), excavation in 1890; see Remarks.
Publication: Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VII, 378-379 (transcription); Daressy , Ostraca Caire , 35 pl. XXXII (description, photograph); Černý, The Valley of the Kings , 23-34 (commentary)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, Ramesses IX (Kitchen).
Contents: A plan of the tomb of Ramesses IX (KV 6) with written measurements and names of architectural elements; see Remarks.
Terminology: -
Names/Titles: -
Remarks: Provenance: as the drawing on the ostracon conforms to the plan of Tomb KV 6 (Ramesses IX), rather than that of Tomb KV 9 (Ramesses VI), the former has been suggested as the more likely provenance by Černý, The Valley of the Kings , Le Caire 1973, 23. Content(s): the identification of the depicted tomb as Tomb KV 6, with an additional note that O. Cairo CG 25184 was probably a general guide, which might be modified as work progressed, by Rossi, GM 184 (2001), 45-53.

Record last updated 2008-07-30

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