O. Cairo CG 25517
Other nos.: O. Cairo JE 51514; O. Cairo SR 01448
  
Description: Limestone, 23 x 20 cms. Damaged (numerous pieces). Two sides. Palimpsest: obverse shows traces of three older texts: alpha 5 battered lines of an account; beta 3 lines of a literary text (presumably), and gamma text of 23 short lines. Text beta and gamma were written in red ink and erased, lending the surface a reddish appearance. The definite text on obverse ( delta ) is in 15 lines in black ink, the last line being partly in red ink. Reverse: traces of older text visible. Over these: 22 lines in black ink in a uncial hand. Text gamma shows lacunas in l. 7-9, 19 and 21-23, delta in l. 3, 5-10, the reverse very small lacunas in about half of the lines. Correction by the scribe in delta 4, 11, 14 and reverse 1.
Classification: account - journal : absence - event - expense - labour - name - portion
Keywords: birth - commissioning - conflict - grain rations - illness - inactivity - lamp - punishment - side (of gang) - statue - tomb (private) - woodwork - working
Provenance: Valley of Kings; excavations Th. Davis; see Remarks
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Caire , 8-9 (description, transcription of texts alpha and beta ), 15*-17* (transcription), pl. X-XI (photograph); Collier, Dating Late XIXth Dynasty Ostraca , 25-27, 34-35, 155 (description, commentary); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 140, 166-167 (outline of part of content); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 143 (translation of text gamma in outline of content other source); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions IV, 320-321, 387-389 (transcription); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 35 no. 10 (translation of reverse 4-7); Wimmer, Hieratische Palaeographie 1, 48-50 (transcription of delta ; but see Wimmer, Hieratische Palaeographie 1, 22)
Dates mentioned: sw 24 ( alpha , 1); [ ... ] pr.t sw 27 ( alpha , 3); rnp.t-sp 6 I Smw sw [ ... ] ( alpha , ~4-5#); IV Smw sw 9 ( gamma , 1); II Ax.t sw 12 ( delta , 1); II Ax.t sw 10 ( delta , 2; mistake for 13 or 14); rnp.t-sp 1 II Ax.t sw 15-18 ( delta , 3-11; where 18 may be a mistake for 19); II Ax.t sw 21 ( delta , 13); rnp.t-sp 1 II Ax.t sw 22-28 (rev.)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 19, Seti II - Siptah (Černý, Kitchen, Wimmer) ; year 6 Seti II, year 1 Siptah (Helck); year 1 Siptah (Collier)
Contents: alpha : account of lamps / wicks; beta : literary text; gamma : grain rations and 20 or 21 recipients; see Remarks; delta : commissioning the gang by the vizier 1r ; working for the same vizier; roster, absence / idleness by specified members of the gang, i.a. due to illness (e.g. the bite of a scorpion).
Terminology: iw=f wsf (rev. 6); iw=f mr (rev. 20, 22); iny.t pA wDA (obv. alpha , ~1# (?)); idn di.w n Abd Y (obv. gamma , 1); wsf (obv. delta , 2, 4, 15, rev. 2, 3, 20, 21, 22, 22); bAk (obv. delta 12 (in di.t NN r bAk m-im=f ); m a pA sS (rev. 1); m a NN (obv. delta , 13, 14, 15 (?), rev. 2, 3, <4>, <5>, <6>, 8, 10, <12>, <13>, <14>, 15, 16, <17>, <17>, 18, 19, ~21# (?)); m a Hr.y=f (obv. delta , 15 ( ? ) ; written m a Hr.y or m a Hr.y=i ); m mi.t.t (obv. delta , 7 (without m )); mr (obv. delta , ~5#, ~7#, 8, 15, rev. 5, 7, 7, 9, 9, 14, 16, 16, 18, 18, 19); n Abd Y (obv. gamma , 1); NN Hr bAk n NN (obv. delta ~8#, ~9#, ~10#, rev. 4); nty m wsf (rev. 1 (without m ), ~8# (id.), ~10# (id.), 19 (id.), 20 (id.)); hAw n xbs (obv. alpha , 2, ~3#, ~4#); hrw n sHn (obv. delta , 11); hrw n sHn ir.n NN (obv. delta , 1); Hr smHy (rev. 20); dmD (obv. gamma , 23, 23)
Names/Titles: an. ( Hr.y=f ; obv. delta , 15(? ) - written Hr.y or Hr.y=i ); an. ( sS ; rev. 1); an. ( TAty ; delta, 3, 4, rev. 4, 15); Any (gamma, 15); Ipwy (delta, 2, 3, ~7#, 9, 10, 13, rev. 1, 4, 9, 15); Imn-m-In.t (gamma, ~10#); aA-pH.t.y (delta, 2, ~6#); Bw-on.tw=f (gamma, 11); PA-im.y-r-iH.w (gamma, [22]); see Remarks; PA-nb (delta, 9, 10, rev. 2, 14, ~16#, 18, 19); PA-nb (aA n is.t ; rev. 6, 8); PA-Sd (rev. 15); PA-Sd (sS ; delta, 13, rev. 4, 12); PtH-Sd (gamma, ~19#); see Remarks; Pn-Imn (gamma, ~9#); Nb-nfr (gamma, ~5#, 14); Nfr-Htp (gamma, 20, rev. ~18#); Nxw-m-Mw.t (gamma, 6, delta, 13, rev. 2, 4, 12, ~15#); Nxt-sw (gamma, 8, delta, 12); Ra-wbn (rev. 7, 9, 14, ~16#, 18); Ra-Htp (gamma, 2, rev. 22); Rm (gamma, 18, rev. 13, 22); 1Ay (delta, 4, 8, 11, 14, rev. 3, 13, 17, 17); 1Ay (aA n is.t ; rev. 5, 10, 21); 1y (gamma, 4); 1r (im.y-r Niw.t TAty ; delta, 1); 1r-nfr (rev. 19); 1sy-sw-nb=f (gamma, 3); 2Am (gamma, ~21#, delta, 4, 8, 14, rev. 3, 5, 11, ~13#, ~17#, 17, 21); 2a-m-Nwn (gamma, 17); 2a-m-sbA.w (gamma, 13, delta, 15); 2nsw (delta, 2, ~3#, ~9#, ~10#); 3nmw-ms (rev. 2); 4A-WAD.t (gamma, ~7#, delta, 4, ~8#, 11, 14, rev. 3, ~5#, 11, ~13#~17#, 18, 21); OH (gamma, 16, delta, 5, 8, 15, rev. 5); Ks (delta, 2, rev. 2, 6, 14); Ks sA aA-pH.t.y (rev. 8); Ks sA Ra-ms (rev. 7, ~9#, 16, 18, ~20#); 6nr-MnTw (gamma, 12) Incomplete: PA-[...] (rev. 11)
Remarks: Provenance: see Reeves, Valley of the Kings , 292-321, with figs. 96-97 on p. 300 and 302, showing some of the site designations used by Davis. Contents: for text gamma cf. O. DeM 611 which was written 10 days later. Names, Titles: for PtH-Sd instead of Černý's PA-Sd , see Janssen, Village Varia , 18 n. 29. For PA-im.y-r-iH.w , see Janssen, Village Varia , 18 n. 29. 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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