O. Cairo CG 25529
Other nos.: O. Cairo JE 50349; O. Cairo SR 01222; O. Cairo prov. 29/12/21/15
  
Description: Limestone, 23.5 x 22 cms. Damaged (two pieces). Two sides. Obverse: five columns, of 12, 22, 15, 18 and 13 lines. Reverse: remains of two columns of 10 and 11 short lines. Black and red ink. Damage occurs in obverse I 1-4, II 1-11 and 22, III 1-2 and 15, IV 16 and V 1-6 and 13. Reverse col. I is almost entirely gone, as are II 1-4. Correction by the scribe in obverse, I 7, V11.
Classification: journal : absence - event - labour
Keywords: working
Provenance: Valley of Kings; excavations Th. Davis; see Remarks
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Caire , 13-14 (description), 29* (transcription), pl. XIX (photograph of obverse); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 133-135 (translation)
Dates mentioned: I Smw sw 24-30 (obv. I ~1# - I 7); II Smw sw 1-5 (obv. I 8-~12#); II Smw sw 10-29 (obv. II ~3# -~22#); III Smw sw 1-15 (obv. III ~1#-[15]); III Smw sw 18-30 (obv. IV 1-13); IV Smw sw 1-30 (obv. IV 14 - I ~6#; some day dates are lost but counting the damaged lines adds up to one full month); sw 1-15 (?) (rev. I ~7# - II 11; of I Ax.t ?)
Dates attributed: D yn. 19 (Černý) ; year 5 Seti II (Helck)
Contents: Absence / idleness by the gang over a period of c. 4 months; mention of the vizier in obverse, V 1.
Terminology: ir n (obv. I 5, in ir n hrw.w Y n bAk ); bAk (obv. I 5); n (neg.; obv. I 6, 7, 8, II ~8#, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, III ~1#, ~2#, 3, 9, 12, 13, IV 2, 3, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15)
Names/Titles: an. (TAty ; obv. V 1; or TAty PA-[ ... ] ?)
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.

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