O. Cairo CG 25560
Other nos.: O. Cairo JE 50252; O. Cairo SR 01456
  
Description: Limestone, 11 x 9 cms. Damaged (three pieces). Two sides. Obverse: 6 lines; reverse: 5 lines. Black ink. On the obverse only l. 1 is intact, the others having lost the beginning; on reverse most lines show extensive damage except l. 1. Top obverse = top reverse.
Classification: journal : event
Keywords: alabaster - arrival - gold
Provenance: Valley of Kings; Davis/Carter excavations 1902; see Reeves, Valley of the Kings , 113 n. 38 and 293.
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Caire , 23 (description), 45* (transcription), pl. XXIX (photograph); Daressy, ASAE 27 (1927), 171 (transcription); Gauthier, Livre des rois III, 133 (transcription of rev. 1-4); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions IV, 302 (transcription); Wimmer, Hieratische Palaeographie 1, 61-62 (transcription; but see Wimmer, Hieratische Palaeographie 1, 22); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 129 (translation of obverse)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 1 II Ax.t sw 10-13 (obv. 1-3)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 19, Seti II ( Kitchen, Helck )
Contents: Obverse: the king visits Thebes and the west bank; mention of alabaster and gold. Reverse: titulary of Seti II.
Terminology: hrw mni (obv. 1)
Names/Titles: an. (Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; king; obv. 1); Niw.t rsy.t (geo.; obv. 2); 1r KA-nxt Wr-pH.t.y Nb.t.y Nxt-xpS 8r-pD.w.t- 9 1r-nbw aA-nrw nswt-bity nb-tA.wy Wsr-xpr.w-Ra 4tp.n-Ra anx wDA snb [...] mi Itmw 4tX.y Mr.n-PtH [...] Imn-Ra-1r-Ax.t.y (king; rev.)
Remarks: According to Wimmer, Hieratische Palaeographie 1, 61 n. 60, O. Cairo is 9 x 11 (?) rather than 11 x 9 cms.

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