O. Cairo CG 25532
Other nos.: O. Cairo JE 96083; O. Cairo SR 01223
  
Description: Yellowish pottery, 9.5 x 12 cms. Two sides. Obverse: 8 lines in black ink. reverse: 6 lines in black ink. Damaged. On the obverse l. 1 has disappeared, l. 2-3 have lost the beginning, l. 4-7 the end, l. 8 both. On reverse the only damage occurs in l. 6 at beginning, end and bottom. Top obverse = bottom reverse.
Classification: journal : absence - name
Keywords: feast - illness
Provenance: Valley of Kings; Davis/Ayrton excavations 1905-1906; mark: Ep (80 metres northeast of KV 29); see Reeves, Valley of the Kings , 298.
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Caire , 14 (description), 30* (transcription), pl. XX (facsimile); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 178-179 (transcription); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 410 (outline of content)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: F irst half dyn. 20 (Černý) ; Ramesses IV (Kitchen, Helck) ; see Remarks
Contents: Absence, presence and illness of workmen. Several mentionings of absence in connection with (personal) feast?
Terminology: mr (obv. 2, 3, 4, ~5#); Hr a NN (obv. 4, 5); Hr.y=f (obv. 2, rev. 6)
Names/Titles: an. ( Hr.y=f ; obv. 2, rev. 6) ; Imn-nxt (sS ; rev. 7); aA-pA-TAw ( sS ; obv. ~5#, rev. 4 (no title)); BAk-n-Imn (obv. 4); PA-Irs (rev. 2 ; written PA-rs ; see Remarks ); MAA.n=i-nxt=f (rev. 3); Mnw-xa (rev. 1); Ms (obv. 3, rev. 5, 6); Nxw-m-Mw.t (aA n is.t ; obv. ~6#); Nxt-Imn (rev. ~6#); Ns-Imn (rev. 5); 1Ay sA 4bA (rev. 4); 2a-m-Ip.t (obv. 4); Ony-Mnw (obv. 3, rev. 5); OH (sS ; obv. ~4#); Od-Hr-ix.t=f (rev. 3); Incomplete: [...]-Mnw (rev. 6); [...]-nfr-[...] (obv. 8)
Remarks: Labels 'recto' and 'verso' are wrongly placed in Černý, Ostraca Caire , pl. XX. Date attributed: Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 410, referring to Gutgesell, Datierung I, 348-349, who assumes a dating of either year 1 or 2 of Ramesses IV or a dating not exceeding year 7 of Ramesses IV. Names, Titles: PA-rs in rev. 2 is for PA-Irs ; see Grandet, Ostraca Deir el-Medineh IX, 14, no. 832, note I, 3.

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