O. Cairo CG 25524
Other nos.: O. Cairo JE 96028; O. Cairo SR 01158; O. Cairo Carnarvon 151
  
Description: limestone, 25 x 11 cms. Damaged (four pieces). Two sides. Obverse: 17 short lines. Reverse: 16 short lines, l. 14-16 being to the right of l. 7-9. Black ink. On the reverse the endings of l. 6-8 and 10 are damaged, without great loss of writing. Correction by the scribe in obverse, 17, reverse, 2, 7.
Classification: account - journal : absence - expense - labour - name
Keywords: illness - lamp - storehouse - working
Provenance: Valley of Kings; Carnarvon/Carter excavations1917-1918; mark: 151 (valley between KV 7 Ramesses II and KV 9 Ramesses VI); see Reeves, Valley of the Kings , 325.
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Caire , 12 (description), 27* (transcription), pl. XVII (photograph); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions IV, 174 (transcription); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 49 (outline of content)
Dates mentioned: IV Smw sw 21-25 (obv. 1, 8, 11, 13, 15); IV Smw sw 21-28 (obv. 5-7); IV Smw sw 20-25 ( ? ; rev. 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15)
Dates attributed: D yn. 19 (Černý) ; Merenptah (Kitchen) ; see Remarks; year 3 Ramesses II (Helck)
Contents: List of workmen working or absent because of illness (obverse); lamp / wick account.
Terminology: iny.t m pA wDA (rev. 10 (?)); bAk (in bAk hrw pn ; obv. 1, 8, 11, 13, 15); mn (rev. 16); mr (obv. 9, 10); hA.w (rev. 4, 7); hrw pn (obv. 1, 8, 11, 13, 15, rev. ~7#); dmD (rev. 9)
Names/Titles: PA-Sd sA 1H (rmT-is.t ; obv. 4); Ms (obv. 16); Ms (rmT-is.t ; obv. 9, 12, 14); Nb-nxt (obv. 17); Nb-nxt (rmT-is.t ; obv. 10); Nxw-m-Mw.t (rmT-is.t ; obv. 3); Nxt-sw (rmT-is.t ; obv. 2); 1y (rmT-is.t ; obv. 16); 4A-Mw.t (rmT-is.t ; obv. 5)
Remarks: This text was written by Qenhirkhopshef; see Donker van Heel, Haring, Writing in a Workmen's Village , 41-48.

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