O. Cairo CG 25300
Other nos.: O. Cairo SR 12356
Description: Limestone, 15 x 15 cm. Inscribed on one side 8 lines; see Remarks, lines 1-5, 7-8 in black ink, line 6 in red ink. Palimpsest: lines 6-7 written over an old text. Damaged: only traces remain of lines 1, 8, beginnings of lines 2-3, 7 lost, ends of lines 2-4 lost.
Classification: account : delivery
Keywords: hut - lamp - Valley of Kings (?)
Provenance: Valley of Kings, Tomb KV 6 (Ramesses IX).
Publication: Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 150 (transcription); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VII, 454 (revised transcription); Daressy, Ostraca Caire , 77, pl. LVIII (photograph, description, transcription).
Dates mentioned: [...] pr.t sw 17 (2)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20, Ramesses IV (Kitchen)
Contents: An account of deliveries of lamps, and mention of the hut of the chief workman Nxw-m-Mw.t ; see Remarks.
Terminology: an ditto (6); wHm m Dr.t NN (5)
Names/Titles: an. (4 Hwty.w ; 7; written: Hnty.w ); Nfr-rnp.t (5); Nxw-m-Mw.t (aA n is.t ; ~1#); OAy-Dr.t (sAw ; ~3#, ~4#)
Remarks: Description: number of lines by Černý, Notebook 101.52. Content(s): the reference to the chief workman Nxw-m-Mw.t has been interpreted as an example of a foreman together with guardians issuing wicks for lighting to the workmen in their houses. Černý, Community of Workmen , 131 n. 6.

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