O. Cairo CG 25506
Other nos.: O. Cairo JE 50337; O. Cairo SR 01437
  
Description: Limestone, 9 x 4.5 cms. Damaged. Two sides. Obverse: 10 lines; reverse: 5 lines perpendicular to the writing on obverse. Black ink. Obverse damaged along the top and right edge, causing loss of writing; l. 1 of reverse is lost, as are the beginning of reverse l. 2-4.
Classification: journal : absence - event - name
Keywords: funeral - hut - illness - inactivity - punishment - Valley of Kings
Provenance: Valley of Kings; Davis/Ayrton excavations 1905-1906; mark: Np (80 metres northeast of KV 47); see Remarks.
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Caire , 3 (description), 4* (transcription), pl. III (facsimile); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions IV, 425-426 (transcription); Wimmer, Hieratische Palaeographie 1, 42-43 (transcription; but see Wimmer, Hieratische Palaeographie 1, 22); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 111 (outline of content)
Dates mentioned: [...] Smw sw 27 (obv. 2); I Ax.t sw 7-8 (rev. 4)
Dates attributed: E nd dyn. 19 (Černý) ; Siptah - Tausert (Kitchen) ; Amenmesse (Wimmer) ; year 3 Amenmesse (?) (Helck)
Contents: Absence of individual workmen due to illness, a burial, etc.
Terminology: aHa n NN (obv. 2, 8, rev. 2); wsf (rev. ~5#) ditto (obv. 7); mr (rev. 2)
Names/Titles: Any (obv. 4); PA-Bs (rev. 3); Pn-dwA (obv. ~5#); Nb-nfr (obv. 6, 7); Nx (rev. 3); Nxw-m-Mw.t (obv. 3); Nxt-Mnw (rev. ~4#); Ra-wbn (rev. 5); 1y sA 2a (obv. 8); 1r-nfr (rev. 2); 4A-WAD.t (obv. 4, 9); 4x.t (geo.; rev. 4 ); On-Hr-xpS=f (rev. ~2#) Incomplete: [...] sA Nxt-Mnw (obv. 3); [...]-tw (rev. 3)
Remarks: Provenance: Černý, Ostraca hieratiques , 3, remarked that there is also a pencil mark saying Ep 1, which would correspond to a findspot 80 metres northeast of KV 29; cf. Reeves, Valley of the Kings , 298.

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