O. Cairo CG 25537
Other nos.: O. Cairo JE 96072; O. Cairo SR 01209
  
Description: Limestone, 19 x 25 cms. Damaged (four pieces). One side, with 11 lines in black ink. The endings of lines 4-7 have broken off; l. 8-11 seem to have been washed off on purpose at the end of the lines. Palimpsest. Correction by the scribe in l. 2.
Classification: journal : event
Keywords: arrival - construction site - inspecting work - side (of gang) - term - work
Provenance: Valley of Kings; Davis/Ayrton excavations 1905-1906; mark: X.27, X.34 and X.43 (northeast of KV 13 at base of cliffs); see Reeves, Valley of the Kings , 299.
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Caire , 16 (description; transcription of older(?) text), 34* (transcription), pl. XXII (facsimile); Daressy, ASAE 27 (1927), 175-176 (transcription); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions IV, 396 (transcription); Wimmer, Hieratische Palaeographie 1, 57-58 (transcription; but see Wimmer, Hieratische Palaeographie 1, 22); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 171 (partial translation), 166-169 (outline of content)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 1 II Ax.t sw 12 (1, 4); II Ax.t sw 12 (6); III Ax.t sw 12 (6); rnp.t-sp 2 IV Ax.t sw 28 (7); IV Ax.t sw 28 (8); I pr.t sw 11 (9, 10); rnp.t-sp 6 II Smw sw 6 (older text, 1); I Smw (older text, 2)
Dates attributed: E nd dyn. 19 (Černý) ; year 1 Siptah ( Kitchen, Wimmer ) ; year 1 Siptah, year 2 Siptah (Helck)
Contents: Mustering the work on a (most probably royal) tomb by the vizier 1r and progress made in the months that follow (in cubits).
Terminology: ii ir.n NN (1, in hrw n ii ir.n NN ); bAk.w (9); nfr.y.t r (6, 9); r mH Y (8); hrw pn (~7#); hrw n (4, 10); smHy (~10#, in tA ri.t smHy ); SAa (6, 8, ~9#); Ssp bAk.w (1, 4); tA rx.t iry.t (5); tA rx.t iry.t m-im=f (3, ~11#); tA rx.t nA bAk.w iry im=f (~9#)
Names/Titles: 1r (im.y-r Niw.t TAty ; ~1#, ~4#)
Remarks: Correction: in l. 10 read mH 17 instead of mH 13 1/2. For the scribe of this text, see Donker van Heel, Haring, Writing in a Workmen's Village , 53-64.

Record last updated 2005-06-03


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