O. Cairo CG 25297
Other nos.: O. Cairo JE 95894; O. Cairo SR 01008
  
Description: Limestone, 9 x 10 cm. Inscrbed on two sides, obverse 6 lines probably in black ink, reverse drawing and cartouche with name of pharaoh written in hieroglyphs in red ink. Palimpsest: obverse: drawing in red ink effaced underneath text. Damaged: ends of obverse 1-6 lost, beginnings of obverse 4-6 lost.
Classification: journal : absence - labour
Keywords: gang - inactivity - woodwork
Provenance: Valley of Kings, excavations V. Loret 1899, t omb KV 37, mark: 37. See Remarks.
Publication: Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 434 (transcription); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VII, 457 (revised transcription); Daressy, Ostraca Caire , 75-76, pl. LVII (photograph, description, transcription); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 455 (translation of obverse).
Dates mentioned: III Ax.t sw [...] (obv. ~1#); III Ax.t sw 26-30 (obv. 4, ~5#, 5, 5, 5)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, Ramsses VII (Helck, Kitchen)
Contents: A journal of days of inactivity of individual workmen who were with their superior, and inactivity of the whole crew.
Terminology: iw tA is.t m wsf (obv. ~4#); wsf (obv. 5, 5, 5, ~6#; see Remarks); nty m wsf (obv. 2); Hr.y=f (obv. 2, 3, 4)
Names/Titles: an. ( Hr.y=f ; obv. 2, 3, 4 ); Imn-Htp (obv. 3); It ( nswt anx wDA snb ; obv. 1; or: f.; It-Imn ?); aA-pA-TAw (obv. ~3-4#); Wsr-mAa.t-Ra 4tp.n-Ra (king; rev.; written in hieroglyphs in vertical cartouche); Wsx-nmt.t (obv. ~2#; see Remarks); PA-xy-Imn (obv. 2); Od-Hr-ix.t=f (obv. 3; written Od-ix.t=f)
Remarks: Provenance: see Piacentini, Orsenigo, La Valle dei Re riscoperta , 282, note 10. Terminology: the reading wsf (obv. ~6#) (alternatively possibly as bAk ) by Demarée. Names, Titles: the reading Wsx-nmt.t (obv. ~2#) by Demarée. An alternative reading Wsx-od was suggested by Černý. Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VII, 457.

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