O. Cairo CG 25519
Other nos.: O. Cairo JE 96044; O. Cairo SR 01175
  
Description: Limestone, 15.5 x 18.5 cms. Damaged (seven pieces). Two sides. Obverse: 10 lines in black ink; Reverse: 24 lines in black ink, with l. 19-24 written to the left of l. 8-13. L. 1-4 and 6 of obverse are damaged at the beginning, l. 4-5 and 10 at the end. On the reverse l. 1 has broken away, l. 2-4 showing extensive damage at the beginning, l. 6-7, 13, 19 and 22-24 at the end. Correction by the scribe in obverse, 3, 6, reverse, 12, 13, 21. L. 18 of reverse was crossed out by the scribe.
Classification: journal : absence - event - labour - name
Keywords: basketry - cattle - construction site - hut - illness - inactivity - junior - melting - statue - tools - woodwork - work
Provenance: Valley of Kings; Davis/Ayrton excavations 1905-1906; mark: X.55 (northeast of KV 13 at base of cliffs); see Reeves, Valley of the Kings , 299.
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Caire , 9-19 (description), 18*-19* (transcription), pl. XIII (photograph); Collier, Dating Late XIXth Dynasty Ostraca , 35-36, 155 (description, commentary); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 166-169 (outline of content) ; Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions IV, 390-392 (transcription); Wimmer, Hieratische Palaeographie 1, 51-52 (transcription of reverse; but see Wimmer, Hieratische Palaeographie 1, 22)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 1 II Ax.t sw 21 (obv. 1); rnp.t-sp 1 III Ax.t sw 1-3 (obv. 3-9); IV Ax.t sw 8 (rev. 7); IV Ax.t sw 11-12 (rev. 8-9); IV Ax.t sw 14 (rev. 13, 24); IV Ax.t (rev. ~19#)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 19, year 1 Siptah (Černý, Kitchen, Wimmer, Helck , Collier )
Contents: Giving out a xA -tool to a coppersmith; absence / illness of workmen and causes (i.a. sting of scorpion).
Terminology: wsf (obv. 3, 8, 9, 10, 10, rev. 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, ~15#, 16, 18 (crossed out), 20, 21, 22, 23, 24); m a NN (obv. 5, rev. 20); m a=f (obv. 8); mr (obv. 3, 3, 8, 8, rev. 6, 8, 9, 12, 17, hrw n di.t pA xA n NN (obv. 1-~2#)
Names/Titles: an. (Hmt.y ; obv. 2); an. (Tb.w ?; rev. 4); Ipwy (obv. ~4#, 6, 10); Imn-m-Ip.t (rev. ~13#); Imn-m-In.t (rev. 12, 16); aA-pH.t.y (rev. 23); aA-nxt.w (rev. ~4#, 24); PA-ym (rev. ~2#, 4); PA-im.y-r-iH.w (rev. 6, 8, 9, 17); PA-nb (rev. 20, above 22); Nb-nfr (rev. 6, 21); Nfr-Htp (rev. 22); Nxt-sw (rev. 5, 11); Ra-wbn (obv. 3, 8); Ra-Htp (obv. 4, 6, 9); Rm (rev. 14); 1Ay (obv. ~5#); 1y sA 1y-nfr (rev. ~5#, 10); 1r-m-wiA (rev. 20); 1sy-sw-nb=f (rev. 15); 2Am (obv. ~5#, 7, 9); 2a-m-sbA.w (rev. 18; crossed out); 4A-WAD.t (obv. ~5#, 7, 9, rev. 21, 22); On-Hr-xpS=f (obv. ~3#, ~10#); OH (obv. 8); Ks (obv. 3, 8) Incomplete: [...]-ms (obv. 2)
Remarks: For wDb (obv. 2; transcribed by Černý) read wDH .

Record last updated 2011-07-08


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