O. Cairo CG 25516
Other nos.: O. Cairo JE 50250; O. Cairo SR 01446
  
Description: Limestone, 43 x 25 cms. Damaged (numerous pieces). Two sides. Obverse: 28 lines in black ink. Reverse: 28 lines in black ink. On the obverse most damage occurs in the lower half of the text, where the endings of the lines and in some cases also the middle and beginning are affected. Damage to the reverse is also extensive, most lines being affected (e.g. the beginnings of l. 11-20, the middle and/or endings of l. 4-8 and 10-17. Corrections by the scribe in obverse, 6, 9, 11, 15, 17, 23, reverse. Signs or groups crossed out by the scribe in obverse, 8, 12, 14, 14, above 21, above 27, below 28.
Classification: account - journal : absence - deficit - delivery - event - expense - labour - name
Keywords: basketry - birth - brewing - carpentry - illness - inactivity - lamp - side (of gang) - statue - storehouse - wood - woodwork - work
Provenance: Valley of Kings; Davis/Ayrton excavations 1905-1906; see Reeves, Valley of the Kings , 112 n. 2 and 297.
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Caire , 7-8 (description), 13*-14* (transcription); Collier, Dating Late XIXth Dynasty Ostraca , 33-34, 155 (description, commentary); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 161-163 (outline of content) ; Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions IV 328 and 384-387 (transcription); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 83 no. 54 (translation of reverse 26-28); see Remarks
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 6 I pr.t sw 17-18 (obv. 1-3); I pr.t sw 23-29 (obv. 4-11); II pr.t sw 4 (obv. 15); II pr.t sw 6 (obv. 16); II pr.t sw 12 (obv. 17); II pr.t sw 13-15 (obv. 20-[22]); II pr.t sw 16-17 (obv. 25-26); II pr.t sw 21-24 (obv. 27-[28]); rnp.t-sp 1 II pr.t sw 25 (rev. 1); rnp.t-sp 1 III pr.t sw 28 (rev. 3); IV pr.t sw 5-7 (rev. 4-6); II pr.t sw 12-16 (rev. 7); III pr.t sw 26-28 (rev. 8-~12#); IV pr.t sw 6 (rev. 26)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 19, year 6 Seti II - year 1 Siptah (Černý, Kitchen, Helck) ; year 1 Siptah (verso; Collier)
Contents: Account of lamps / wicks for both sides of the gang; journal of absence / idleness and its causes; i.a. finishing a bed for PA-nb .
Terminology: iny.t pA wDA (obv. 1, ~7#, ~15#, 19, rev. 1); iny.t pA wDA m hrw pn (obv. ~23#); ir n (obv. 20); wp sn (obv. 2, 7, ~23#); wnmy (obv. 2, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 9, 9, 10, 11, 15, 18, 19, 24, 25); wHm (obv. 9, 11); wsf (rev. 4, ~6#, 8, 13, ~16#, 20, [21], 22, 23, 24, 27, 28); wDA.t (obv. 14 + n ); wDA.t n NN (obv. 11, 12); m a=f (rev. ~8#, 11, 13, 14, ~15#, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28); m hrw pn (obv. 3, 4, 9, 10, 10 ( hAw pn ), 23, rev. 1); mr (rev. 9, ~11#, 13, 14, 28, 28); hAw iry m-im=sn m hrw pn (obv. 3, 9); hAw n xbs (obv. 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 10, 11, 11, ~13#, 15, 15, 16, 17, 17, 20, 21, 22, 25, 25, 27, 27, 28; sometimes written h ); hAw n xbs iry m-im=sn m hrw pn (obv. 3-4); hAw n xbs m hrw pn (rev. 1); spy.t (obv. 14); smHy (obv. 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 9, 9, 10, 11, 24); dmD (obv. 4, 5, 6, 9, 9, 10, 10, 16, 16, 18, 22, 22, 24, 25, 28, rev. 25)
Names/Titles: an. (sS ; rev. ~6# (?)); Ipwy (rev. 3, 4, 5, 8); Imn-m-Ip.t (rev. 9); Imn-m-In.t (rev. ~22#); PA-im.y-r-iH.w (rev. 24); PA-nb (obv. 12, rev. 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10); Nb-nfr (rev. ~5#); Nb-nfr sA Pn-nbw (rev. [15] (?); see Remarks); Nx (rev. 16); Nxt-sw (rev. ~21#, 28); Ra-mry (rev. ~8#); Ra-Htp (rev. 11, ~13# (?), 28); 1Ay (obv. 11, ~12#, 26, 27); 1y-nfr (rev. ~4#, ~5#, ~6#); 1r-m-wiA (rev. ~6#); 1r-nfr (rev. 10); 1sy-sw-nb=f (rev. 17); 2Am (rev. 11, ~13#, 27); 2a-m-sbA.w (rev. 23, 28); 2nsw (rev. 3, ~4#, 5); 4A-WAD.t (rev. 26); Ks (rev. 3, ~4#, 5);
Remarks: Unless Pn-nbw had other sons, Nb-nfr is certain on the basis of related texts. Publication: erroneously listed as O. Cairo 25526 in McDowell, Village Life , 269 (index). For the scribe of this text, see Donker van Heel, Haring, Writing in a Workmen's Village , 53-64.

Record last updated 2011-07-08


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