O. Cairo CG 25539
Other nos.: O. Cairo JE 95618; O. Cairo Carnarvon 186
  
Description: Limestone, 20.5 x 41.5 cms. Complete. One side. Two columns in black ink, of 11 and 9 lines. Palimpsest, the wiped off text giving the left half of the ostracon a blackish appearance. The right upper corner has come off, causing very slight loss of writing. Correction by the scribe in I 3, 6, 7, 9, 10. Crossed out signs in I 7, 8.
Classification: account : delivery - expense
Keywords: lamp - storehouse
Provenance: Valley of Kings; Carnarvon/Carter excavations1917-1918; mark: 186 (valley between KV 7 Ramesses II and KV 9 Ramesses VI); see Reeves, Valley of the Kings , 325.
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Caire , 17 (description), 35* (transcription), pl. XXIV (photograph); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions IV, 171-172 (transcription); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 49-50 (outline of content)
Dates mentioned: IV Smw sw 25-28 (I 1-3); I Ax.t sw 4-8 (I 4-8); I Ax.t sw 11 (9, 10); I Ax.t sw 13-15 (I 11 - II 2); I Ax.t sw 22-28 (II 3-9); according to Černý, 17 n. 1, the year must be year 3.
Dates attributed: S econd half dyn. 19 (Černý) ; Merenptah (Kitchen) ; see Remarks; year 3 Ramesses II (Helck)
Contents: Lamp / wick account for c. 1 month.
Terminology: iny.t pA wDA (I 7); iny.t m pA wDA (II 1, 3, 5); iny.t m pA wDA n Pr-aA anx wDA snb (I 1, 6); mn (I 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, II 8); hAw (I 4, 4, 5); hAw iry im=f (I 8); hAw m-im=f (I 2, 3 (written hAw m-im )); Xr HA.t (I 6, II 6); Sdy.t m pA wDA (I 8, 9); dmD (I 3, 6, 7, II 6, 6, 7)
Names/Titles: an. (Pr-aA ; king; see Terminology)
Remarks: This text was written by Qenhirkhopshef; see Donker van Heel, Haring, Writing in a Workmen's Village , 41-48.

Record last updated 2005-06-03


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