O. Cairo CG 25247
Other nos.: O. Cairo JE 96498; O. Cairo SR 01771
  
Description: Limestone, 27 x 24 cm. Inscribed on 3 sides probably in black ink, obverse 11 lines, reverse 16 lines, edge 3 lines. Top obverse = top reverse. Damaged: middle of obverse 2-5 effaced, end of obverse 6 effaced, only a few signs remain of obverse 7-11, end of reverse 1 lost, beginning of reverse 2 lost(?), middle of reverse 4-7, 9, 11, 12, 14-16 effaced, end of edge line 1 lost.
Classification: account - journal : deficit - delivery - event - labour
Keywords: construction site - gum - paint - tomb (royal) - woodwork
Provenance: Valley of Kings.
Publication: Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VII, 334-335 (transcription); Daressy, Ostraca Caire , 64-65, pl. LII (photograph, description, transcription); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 475-476 (translation); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 212-213 no. 163 B (translation of rev. 1-7, 15, 16, edge); Spiegelberg, OLZ 5 (1912), 321-324 (transcription, commentary)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 4 II Smw sw 23-25 (obv. 1, 4, ~8#?, rev. 1; see Remarks, 4); III Smw sw 16 (rev. 6); rnp.t-sp 4 III Smw sw 22 (rev. ~7#); rnp.t-sp 4 III Smw sw 23 (rev. 9); rnp.t-sp 4 IV Smw sw 3-5 (rev. 11, 13, 14); IV Smw sw 7 (rev. 15)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, year 4 Ramesses IV (Kitchen); dyn. 20, year 4 Ramesses IX (Helck).
Contents: An account-journal of delivered paint.
Terminology: wHm n=f (edge 2; see Remarks); wHm n=sn (rev. ~6#); rdy.t n nA sS-od.w (rev. 5); r mH Y (rev. 12); hrw pn iny.t m Dr.t NN (rev. 11); hrw pn wHm rdy.t nA sS-od.w (rev. 13); hrw pn wHm di.t n=n (rev. 9); hrw pn wHm di.t n NN (rev. 15); hrw pn mH r sS tA wmt n pA 2r (rev. ~1-2#); hrw pn grH m sS n bnS n pA r-a-bAk (obv. 1-2); hrw pn dy.t n=n (rev. 7); dy.t n=n (rev. 14); dmD wDA.t (rev. 12)
Names/Titles: an. (nA sS-od.w ; rev. 5, 13); Imn-Htp (sS-od ; rev. 15, edge 1, edge 2; with title sS ; see Remarks); BAk-n-2nsw (rev. 11); Ra-ms-sw-nfr (wbA-nswt ; obv. ~3#?); 1r (sS-od ; rev. ~16# ; probably 1r-Sri ; see Remarks); tA In.t (geo.; obv. ~5#); Incomplete: [...]- sn.w.t (obv. 4)
Remarks: Dating: rnp.t-sp 4 II Smw sw 25 (rev. 1) is read rnp.t-sp 4 III pr.t sw 27 by Spiegelberg, OLZ 5 (1902), 323. Terminology: wHm n=f (edge 2) is transcribed wHm di.t by Gardiner. Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VII, 335. Names, Titles: Imn-Htp (sS-od ; edge 1) is written in faint ink and apparently added later to the text. Černý, Notebook 101.6. Imn-Htp (sS-od ; rev. ~15#, edge 1) is evidently the same person as Imn-Htp (sS ; edge 2). Černý, Community of Workmen , 197. 1r (sS-od ; rev. ~16#) is probably to be read 1r-Sri . Černý, Community of Workmen , 193 n. 1; Janssen in: Gleanings , 150-151; McDowell, Village Life , 213 no. 163 B. For a critical opinion to this suggestion, see Davies, Who's Who at Deir el-Medina , 116.

Record last updated 2004-08-06


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