O. Cairo CG 25521
Other nos.: O. Cairo JE 49866; O. Cairo SR 01450
  
Description: Limestone, 31 x 37 cms. Damaged (many pieces). Two sides. Obverse: 27 lines in black ink, with another column of 11 lines to the right of l. 12-20. Reverse: 21 lines in black ink. Damage to obverse occurs at the end of l. 1 and 4, but esp. in l. 9-27, where the left lower part has broken off. On the reverse the damage is even more extensive. Of l. 1 only few groups remain, between l. 4-16 sometimes more than half a line is missing, while l. 17-19 are affected both at the beginning and the end. Correction by the scribe in obverse, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 6, 6,9, 11, 16, 17, 17, 19a, reverse, 1, 8, 10, 14, 14, 15. Signs or groups crossed out by the scribe in obverse, 6, 12, reverse, 12.
Classification: account - journal : absence - labour - name
Keywords: brewing - cattle - chapel - coffin - conflict - feast - illness - inactivity - junior - mat - painting - plaster - side (of gang) - storehouse - tomb (private) - tools - woodwork - working - whn - sfx isy - sfx n mAw.t
Provenance: Valley of Kings; Davis/Ayrton excavations 1905-1906; mark: X.1, X.10, X.22 and X.41 (northeast of KV 13 at base of cliffs); see Reeves, Valley of the Kings , 298-299.
Publication: Černý, ASAE 27 (1927), 184-200 (transcription, translation, commentary); Černý, Ostraca Caire , 10-11 (description), 22*-25* (transcription), pl. XV-XVI (photograph); Collier, Dating Late XIXth Dynasty Ostraca , 36-37, 155 (description, commentary); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 170-171, 174-175 (outline of content); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions IV, 397-402 (transcription); Wimmer, Hieratische Palaeographie 1, 52-54 (transcription of reverse; but see Wimmer, Hieratische Palaeographie 1, 22)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 1 IV Ax.t sw 15 (obv. 1); IV Ax.t sw 17 (obv. 2); IV Ax.t sw 24 (obv. ~2#); IV Ax.t sw 27-28 (obv. 3-4); rnp.t-sp 2 pr.t sw 4-6 (obv. 5-7); I pr.t sw 11-13 (obv. ~7#-8); I pr.t sw 15 (obv. 8); I pr.t sw 17-18 (obv. 10-11); I pr.t sw 10 + X (obv. [14]; I pr.t sw 26-27 (obv. 15-~16#); rnp.t-sp 2 II pr.t sw 5-6 (obv. ~22#-24); rnp.t-sp 1 IV Ax.t sw 15-16 (rev. ~1#-~1#); IV Ax.t sw 23-24 (rev. ~2#-~3#); IV Ax.t 27-28 (rev. 3-4); rnp.t-sp 2 I pr.t sw 4-5 (rev. 5-6); I pr.t sw 11-12 (?) (rev. 7-[7]); I pr.t sw 17-18 (rev. 8); I pr.t sw 21 (rev. 10); I pr.t sw 23 (rev. 13); I pr.t sw 25 (rev. 14); rnp.t-sp 2 II pr.t sw 7 (rev. ~20#).
Dates attributed: Dyn. 19, year 1 Siptah - year 2 Siptah (Černý, Kitchen, Wimmer, Helck)
Contents: Absent workmen from left and right sides of the gang, together with the causes (e.g. stung by scorpion). Issue of tools to right and left sides.
Terminology: wnmy (obv. 13a); wsf (obv. 2, 3, 3, 4, 6, 7, 7, [7],12, 12 (crossed out), 15, 16, 16, 17, [19], 20, ~22#, 23, rev. ~1# (?), 2, ~2#, 2, [3], 3, 4, 4, 7, ~10#, 11, 11, 18, 19); m a NN (obv. 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8,11, ~13#, [22], rev. 2, 6, 7, 7, ~9# (?), 10, [14], 15, 18, 20); m a Hr.y=f (obv. 2, 3, rev. 3); m a=f (obv. 9, 12 (crossed out), 15, ~16#, 16, ~17#, 18, ~19#, rev. 4); mr ( obv. ~1#, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 5, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, above 10, 11, 11, 12, 13, 13, 13, 25, rev. 1, [2], 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 11, ~14#,); NN Hr bAk n NN (rev. 5, ~5#, ~6# (iw NN Hr bAk m tA aha.t n NN ), rev. ~12-13# (id.), ~13-14# (id.)); nty wsf (obv. 4, 5, 6, 7, ~8#, 9, 9, 9, 9, 11, 11, ~13#, rev. 4, 6, ~7#, 10, ~14#, 20); HA.w (obv. 21a); Hr wnmy (rev. 8, in nty Hr wnmy ); Hr smHy (obv. 11); smHy (obv. 14a); dmD (obv. ~12a# (?), [15a], 18a)
Names/Titles: an. ( Hr.y=f ; obv. 2, 3, rev. 3); Any (obv. 9); Any-nxt (obv. 10, ~11#, ~14#); Ipwy (rev. ~3#, 4 (written Ypw ), 4 (id.), ~17#, ~19#); Imn-m-In.t (obv. ~1#, 2, 5, 14); Imn-nxt (obv. ~3#, 6); aA-pH.t.y (rev. 3, 6); aA-nxt.w (rev. 9, 18); Bw-on.tw=f (obv. 1, 6, ~19#); PA-im.y-r-iH.w (obv. 2, 2, 3, ~4#, 5, 7, 7, 8, 8, ~9#, 10, ~11#, ~13#, 13); PA-nb (obv. above 3, 10, ~20#, rev. 2, 5, above 6, 6, ~6#, ~7#, 7, ~8#, 10, 11, 13, ~13#, 14, ~15#, 15, 18, 20); PA-nb (aA n is.t ; rev. 14); PA-Ra-Htp (obv. 1, 9, 25); PA-Sd (rev. 2, 10); Pn-Imn (rev. ~13#); Nb-nfr (obv. 8, rev. 1, ~3#, 3, 6, 8, ~10#, ~13#); Nb-nfr sA WAD-ms (rev. 4, 5, 7); Nb-nfr sA Pn-nbw (obv. 2, ~15#, 17); Nfr-Htp (obv. 3, ~9#, 20, rev. ~2#, 4); Nfr-Htp (sS-od ; obv. 10); Nxw-m-Mw.t (obv. 7, ~18#); Nxt-sw (obv. 1, 7); Ra-wbn (rev. 3, 4, ~8#, ~9#, 11, ~15#, ~19#); Ra-mry (rev. ~2#, 20); Ra-Htp (obv. 2, 10, 11, ~12#, ~16#, ~17#); 1Ay (obv. 3, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 11, 13, ~22#); 1Ay (aA n is.t ; obv. 1); 1y sA 1y-nfr (obv. 16); 1y sA 2a (obv. 2, ~15# (?)); 1y-nfr (obv. 10, 14); 1r-m-wiA (rev. 3, 5); 1r-nfr (rev. 7); 1sy-sw-nb=f (obv. ~14#); 2Am (obv. 13, 21); 2a-m-Nwn (obv. 9, ~10#); 2a-m-sbA.w (obv. ~5#, ~7#, ~12#, ~24#); 2nsw (rev. 3 ~14#); 3nmw-ms (rev. 4, 7); 4A-WAD.t (obv. 4); On-Hr-xpS=f (rev. ~1#, 12); OH (obv. 9, 19, ~23#); Ks (rev. 6, ~19#, 21); Ks sA aA-pH.t.y (rev. 5, 12 (crossed out)); 6nr-MnTw (obv. 4, ~12#, ~19#, ~23#); Incomplete: [...]w (rev. 9); [...]p (obv. 15); [...]-nfr (obv. 16); [...]-nxt (rev. 14); 1r-[...] (rev. 14)
Remarks: For the scribe of this text, see Donker van Heel, Haring, Writing in a Workmen's Village , 53-64.

Record last updated 2011-11-01


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