O. Cairo CG 25241
Other nos.: O. Cairo SR 11932
Description: Limestone, 17 x 19 cm. Inscribed on two sides probably in black ink, obverse 9 lines, reverse 7 lines. Some traces of signs in red ink at the end of obverse 3, writing in red ink at the beginning of reverse 6 and 7. Top obverse = top reverse. Damaged: beginning of obverse 2 effaced, ends of obverse 1-9 lost, beginnings of reverse 1-5 lost, beginning of reverse 7 effaced.
Classification: account : delivery
Keywords: brick - carrying stones - garden - grain(?) - stone - temple(?) - work
Provenance: Abydos (Daressy; see Remarks).
Publication: Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VII, 7 (transcription); Spiegelberg, OLZ 5 (1902), (transcription, commentary).
Dates mentioned: II Smw sw 19 (obv. 1); II [...] (obv. ~7#);
Dates attributed: Dyn. 19, Seti I (Kitchen).
Contents: An account of amounts of stone used for the construction of a colonnade temple court (?; pA wxA n pA wbA ) and a garden, as well as some deliveries of grain(?).
Terminology: iw (rev. 6, ~7#); iry.t m od (obv. 6?); iry.t m od inr (obv. 4); rx.t bAk.w iry m od inr (obv. ~1-2#; see Remarks); Xr HA.t (rev. 7)
Names/Titles: Imn-wAH-sw sA 1y-nfr (rev. ~3#); Imn-ms sA Nxt-Imn (rev. 6)'; Incomplete: [...]- wiA sA 1y (rev. 5); [...] s sA Imn-m-Ip.t (rev. 4; possibly: 3nmw-ms sA Imn-m-Ip.t ; see Remarks)
Remarks: Provenance: the provenance is given as Abydos by Daressy, Ostraca Caire , 61. However, some boxes with objects found at Mariette's Deir el-Medina excavation in 1862 have most probably erroneously been labelled as originating from Abydos, rather than as originating from Deir el-Medina. Demaree, The Ax iqr n Ra - Stelae , 40. Thus it is possible that the ostracon actually originates from the 1862 Deir el-Medina excavation, especially in view of the proper names (Toivari-Viitala). For the opinion that that Abydos is the actual provenance, see Kelly Simpson, Inscribed Material from the Pennsylvania-Yale Excavations at Abydos , New Haven and Philadelphia 1995, 18. Terminology: an alternative reading for rx.t bAk.w iry m od inr (obv. ~1-2#) is rx.t bAk.w iry m fAy inr . Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VII, 7 (following Černý). Names, Titles: reconstruction 3nm-ms sA Imn-m-Ip.t (rev. 4) by Černý, Notebook 101, 42.

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