O. Cairo CG 25545 + O. Cairo JE 72454
Other nos.: O. Cairo JE 50333; O. Cairo SR 01226; O. Cairo SR 01469
  
Description: Limestone (three fragments), 17 x 30 cm. Inscribed on two sides: on obverse 17 lines and on reverse two columns, col. I 7 lines (blank space between lines 4 and 5) and col. II 12 lines in black ink (see Remarks). Top obverse = bottom reverse. Damaged; broken off at left edge of obverse; on obverse ends of lines 6-17 missing; on reverse ends of col II lines 9-12 missing. Gaps in obverse lines 1-7 and rev. II 2-8. Correction by the scribe in rev. II 11. Palimpsest; obverse lines 12-17 written over earlier washed-out text.
Classification: account : delivery - expense
Keywords: gang - lamp - oil - side (of gang) - storehouse - working
Provenance: Valley of Kings; Davis/Ayrton excavations 1905-1906; marks: X, X 26, X 37 (northeast of KV 13 at base of cliffs); see Remarks.
Publication: Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 146, 147, 175, 176 (outline of content); O. Cairo CG 25545: Černý, Ostraca Caire , 19 (description), 41* (transcription); O. Cairo JE 72454 unpublished; see Remarks
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 6 III Ax.t sw 26-28 (obv. 1, 2, 3, 4); IV Ax.t sw 3-4 (obv. 5, 6); IV Ax.t sw [...] (obv. 6); IV Ax.t sw 7-8 (obv. 7, 7, 8); IV Ax.t sw 11 (obv. ~9#); IV Ax.t sw 14 (obv. ~9#?); IV Ax.t sw 16 (obv. 10); IV Ax.t sw 17 (obv. 9); IV Ax.t sw [...]? (obv. ~10#); IV Ax.t sw 21-24 (obv. 12, 12, 13, 14); IV Ax.t sw 27-28 (obv. 15, 16); rnp.t-sp 6 IV Ax.t sw 28 (rev. II 1); rnp.t-p 6 I pr.t sw 7 (rev. II ~2#); I pr.t sw [...] (rev. II ~2#); I pr.t sw 8 (rev. II 3); rnp.t-sp 6 I pr.t sw 11-13 (rev. II 4, 5, 6); I pr.t sw 16-17 (rev. II ~6#, ~7#, 8); I pr.t sw [...] (rev. II ~10#)
Dates attributed: End dyn. 19 (Černý); year 2 Siptah (Helck); year 6 Seti II (Helck; see Remarks)
Contents: Lamp/wick account of the months III and IV Ax.t and I pr.t of year 6 of Seti II. See Remarks.
Terminology: iny.t m pA wDA (written iny.t pA wDA ; obv. 3, 5, 8, ~10#, 13; rev. II 1, ~4#, 8); hAw iry m-im=f (obv. 13 - written hAw n iry ?; rev. II 1); hAw iry m-im=w (obv. 11; rev. II ~4#); hAw iry m-im=sn m hrw pn (obv. ~3#); hAw iry m hrw pn (obv. 5); hAw n xbs (obv. 9, 9, 10, 10, ~12#, ~12#, 16; rev. II 2, 2, ~3#, 6); hAw n xbs im=f (obv. 9); hAw n xbs iry (obv. 12, 14, 15; rev. II ~6#, ~10#); hAw n xbs iry wnmy (rev. II 5); hAw n xbs iry m hrw pn (obv. 4, 6, 6, 7, 7); hAw n xbs smHy (rev. II 3); hAw n xbs [...] (rev. II 7, ~9#); hAw [...] (rev. II 4); HA.w n NN (rev. I 1); spy.t (obv. 4, ~11#, 17; rev. I 3 (written sp )); spy.t m pA thm (rev. II 2); spy.t n xbs (obv. 7); smHy (rev. II ~5#); hrw n di.t nHH r stA.t n tA is.t (obv. 2); dmD (obv. 3, 4, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10; rev. I 7, II 3, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) Incomplete: [...] m-im=w wnmy (rev. II 4)
Names/Titles: 1Ay (rev. I 1)
Remarks: Description: After Černý, Ostraca Caire , 19 and Černý Notebook 106.5-6. Černý, Ostraca Caire , "recto 1-8" is here rev. 1-8; "verso 1-6" is obv. 12-17. Provenance: see Reeves, Valley of the Kings , 299. Publication: for O. Cairo JE 72454 see Černý Notebook 106, 5-6 (description, transcription). Contents, Dates attributed: for the scribe of this text, see Donker van Heel, Haring, Writing in a Workmen's Village , 53 n. 60.

Record last updated 2011-12-02


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