O. Cairo CG 25556
Other nos.: O. Cairo JE 49887; O. Cairo SR 01457
  
Description: Limestone, 25 x 36 cms (counting the wooden casing which hides the reverse from view). Complete. One side with 9 lines of black ink. Some very slight damage; beginning of line 9 lost, at several spots chips have come off the ostracon causing loss of writing. Loss of writing is sometimes also due to pale ink. Corrections by the scribe in lines 3, 3, 4, 5, 7.
Classification: protocol : deposition - oath
Keywords: gang - hut - punishment - oath - xn - onb.t
Provenance: Probably Deir el-Medina (Černý, Ostraca Caire , 31; in description of O. Cairo CG 25589); or Valley of Kings (?; Černý, ASAE 27 (1927), 205).
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Caire , 21-22 (description), 44* (transcription), pl. XXVIII (photograph); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 61-63, no. 30 (translation, commentary); Černý, ASAE 27 (1927), 200-205 (transcription, translation, commentary); Collier, Dating Late XIXth Dynasty Ostraca , 42-43, 156 (description, commentary); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 134 (translation) ; Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions IV, 302-303 (transcription); McDowell, Jurisdiction, 251-253 (translation, commentary); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 184-185 no. 142 (translation); Wimmer, Hieratische Palaeographie 1, 60-61 (transcription; but see Wimmer, Hieratische Palaeographie 1, 22)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 5 III Smw sw 2 (1)
Dates attributed: End dyn. 19, year 5 Seti II Černý, (ASAE 27, 205); end dyn. 19 (Ostraca Hieratiques, 22); year 5 Seti II ( Kitchen, McDowell, Helck: ) ; year 5 (while mentioning that the case is about slander of Seti II) (Wimmer); year 5 Seti II (Collier)
Contents: Four persons are brought before the onb.t by the foreman 1Ay , who says that they have accused him of cursing the reigning king. Before the onb.t this accusation / declaration is withdrawn. The four are punished with a 100 strokes.
Terminology: wAH Imn wAH pA HoA (7); m bAH sr.w n onb.t NN (~2#); r Dd (above 7, written i Dd ); tA onb.t hrw pn (~1#); spr ir.n NN (1)
Names/Titles: an. ( pA HoA ; king; 7); an. ( Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; king; 5); Imn (deity; 7); Ipwy (3; written Ypw ); Imn-nxt (2); Wn-nfr (2, 7); PA-nb (aA n is.t ; 2, 6); PA-Sd (2); Pn-Imn (1, 4, 7); PtH-Sd (~1#, 7); Nb-nfr sA WAD-ms (3); Nb-nfr sA Pn-nbw (~3#); Nb-4wmn.w (2); Nxw-m-Mw.t (~2#); Ra-mry (3); Ra-Htp (~3#); 1Ay (aA n is.t ; 1, 4); 1y (~2#); 1y sA In-Hr-xa (3); 4tX (king; 5; written 4tX.y ); 6A-Wsr.t (f. ; 2, 7)
Remarks: pt (Černý, Ostraca Caire , p. 44* line 6) should be read pna (McDowell, Jurisdiction , 252 n. d)

Record last updated 2011-07-08


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