O. Cairo CG 25227
Other nos.: O. Cairo SR 12238
  
Description: Limestone, 15 x 23 cm. Inscribed on two sides in black ink, obverse, upper part: three columns (numbered A I-III by Kitchen), column I 1 line, column II 3 lines, column III 1 line; obverse, lower part: 8 lines (numbered B 1-8 by Kitchen), lines B 6-8 are written to the left of lines B 2-4 and separated by a curving line(?), reverse 9 lines. Top obverse = bottom reverse. Damaged: beginnings of A II 1, B 1-5, reverse 1-8 lost, middle of reverse 2-3 effaced, beginning of reverse 9 effaced, end of reverse 9 lost. Correction by scribe in obverse 2.
Classification: inspection - protocol : oath - testimony
Keywords: adultery - complaint - divorce - grain rations - house - hut - inspection - junior - oath - textile - theft(?) - woodwork - village - onb.t
Provenance: Abydos, Shunet el-Zebib?; see Remarks.
Publication: Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri, 55-56 no. 26, pl. 28 (transcription, translation, commentary); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions IV, 231-232 (transcription); Daressy, Ostraca Caire , 55-56 (description, transcription); Spiegelberg, Studien und Materialien , 76 (translation of reverse 4-5); Spiegelberg, OLZ 5 (1902), 315-316 (transcription of reverse 1-6, 7-8); Wilson, JNES 7 (1948), 136 no. 36 (translation of reverse 4-5).
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 19, Amenmesse (Kitchen).
Contents: Obverse: A: a writing exercise; B: a protocol of a theft(?) ; reverse: a protocol concerning a case of alleged but denied adultery, and a divorce.
Terminology: anx n nb anx wDA snb wAH Imn wAH pA HoA (rev. 4); anx n nb (rev. ~3#); anx n nb anx wDA snb wAH Dd=f Imn wAH pA HoA (rev. ~9#); m bAH tA onb.t m bAH NN (rev ~1#); smi=f NN (obv. B 1?); onb.t sDm.y.w (obv. B 1); Incomplete: [...] NN n NN (rev. 7)
Names/Titles: an. (aDd ; obv. B 2); an. (pA HoA anx wDA snb ; rev. 4, 9); an. (nA in-mw.w ; rev. 6) an. (Hm.t ; f.; rev. 5, 5); an. (sAw ; obv. B ~5#?); an. (tA s.t-Hm.t ; f.; rev. 3); Imn (deity; rev. 4, 9); BAk (rev. 2); PA-nb (obv. B ~4#); pA dmi (geo.; obv. B 2); Pnbwy (obv. B 4); Nfr-Htp (aA n is.t ; rev. ~1#, ~7#); Nxw-m-Mw.t (rev. ~2#); Ks (rev. 7); Incomplete: Mn [...] (obv. B 1 ?)
Remarks: Provenance: Abydos is mentioned as the provenance by Mariette, Catalogue General des Monuments d'Abydos, Paris 1880. no. 1498, and by Daressy, Ostraca Caire , 55. However, some boxes with objects found at Mariette's Deir el-Medina excxavation in 1862 are known to have erroneously been labelled as originating from Abydos. Cf. Demaree, The Ax iqr n Ra -stelae, 40. Thus it is possible that O. Cairo CG. 25227 originates from this particular Deir el-Medina excavation, especially on account of the proper names (Toivari-Viitala).

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