O. Cairo CG 25266
Other nos.: O. Cairo JE 33856; O. Cairo SR 12359
  
Description: Limestone, 13 x 20 cm ; see Remarks. Inscribed on two sides probably in black ink, obverse 7 lines, reverse 15 lines. Top obverse = right side of reverse(?). Damaged: beginnings of obverse 6-7 lost, end of obverse 4 lost, beginnings of reverse 1, 4-8, 13-14 effaced, ends of reverse 1-3, 10, 15 lost. Corrections by scribe in obverse 2, 5, 6, reverse 4, 5, 11.
Classification: journal - account : delivery
Keywords: lamp - oil - storehouse - tomb (royal)(?)
Provenance: Valley of Kings ; see Remarks.
Publication: Daressy, Ostraca Caire , 68, pl. LV (photograph of obverse, description); see Remarks; Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 384-385 (translation of obverse).
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 3 IV Smw sw 7 (obv. 1); IV Smw sw 8 (obv. 5); [...] Smw sw 11 (obv. 6); [...] sw 12 (obv. 7); IV Smw sw 14-18 (rev. ~1#, 2, 3, ~3#?; possibly sw 17; see Remarks, 4); IV Smw sw 21-28 (rev. 4, 4, ~5#, 5, ~6#, ~7#, ~8#, ~9#); I Ax.t sw 4-7 (rev. 10, 11, 12, ~13#); [...] Ax.t sw 13 (rev. 14); sw 14 (14)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, year 3 Ramesses IV (Helck).
Contents: A journal - account of applying charcoal on a wall of a royal tomb, and deliveries of lamps and oil on several days.
Terminology: wDA (obv. 6); m hrw pn (rev. 6); hrw pn (obv. 3, 4, rev. 10)
Names/Titles: an. (sAw ; rev. 9; pA sAw ; rev. 12)
Remarks: Description: the measurements are given as hight 20 cm and width 13 cm by Daressy, Ostraca Caire , 68, pl. LV. However, the photograh (pl. LV) shows that the width of the ostracon is larger than its hight. Keywords: for di.t Dab.w "giving/applying charcoal" (in royal tomb), cf. O. Valley of Queens 05; Remarks. Provenance: see Piacentini, Orsenigo, La Valle dei Re riscoperta , 282, note 11: possibly from excavations V. Loret 1899, KV 37; Orsenigo, GM 216 (2008), 71. Publication: a revised transcription by Černý, Notebook 101.54. Date(s) mentioned: the reconstruction sw 17 (rev. 3) is suggested by Černý, Notebook 101.23

Record last updated 2008-03-04


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