O. Cairo CG 25609
Other nos.: O. Cairo JE 96103; O. Cairo SR 01248
  
Description: Limestone, 19 x 18 cms. Damaged. Two sides. Obverse: two columns, of 8 and 9 lines; reverse: two columns, of 12 and 7 lines, all palimpsest (except I 3-4). Most lines on obverse show damage where flakes have come off the ostracon, reverse shows damage in I 9-12 and II 4-7, mostly at the end of the lines. Black ink. Several crossed out signs and passages by the scribe; above rev. I 1, in rev. I 12 and II 3.
Classification: journal : absence - duty - labour - name
Keywords: inactivity - vessel
Provenance: Valley of Kings; Davis/Ayrton excavations 1907-1908; mark: House lambda 4 (workmen's houses between KV 17 Seti I and KV 21); see Reeves, Valley of the Kings , 307.
Publication: Černý, ASAE 27 (1927), 207-208 (transcription); Černý, Ostraca Caire , 37 (transcription), 60* (transcription), pl. LIII (facsimile); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 245-246 (transcription); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 419 (translation)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 1 III Smw sw 18-23 (?) (obv. I 1-~8#); III Smw sw 28-30 (obv. II 1-3); IV Smw sw 1-2 (obv. II ~4#, [5]); sw 5 (obv. II ~7# (?)); sw 7 (obv. II ~9# (?)); sw 7-26 (rev. I 1-II &)
Dates attributed: D yn. 20 (Černý) ; year 1 Ramesses V (Kitchen, Helck)
Contents: Absences, guard duties, and roster. Journal entry (obv. I 1: iw tA obw m Dr.t NN ; see Remarks)
Terminology: iw tA ob m Dr.t NN (obv. I 1); wsf (obv. I 3); m Dr.t NN (obv. I 1, 6); n (neg.; obv. I ~4#, 5, II 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, rev. I 3, 4, II 1)
Names/Titles: Imn-wa (rev. I 6); Imn-nxt (rev. II 2); Imn-nxt sA 2a-m-Nwn (rev. I 11 (?)); Wsr-HA.t (obv. II 7); Wsx-nmt.t (rev. I 8); BAk-Imn (rev. I 2 (but corrected), 5); PA-Imn-nxt ( rev. I 1 ) ; PA-mdw-nxt (obv. II 6); PA-Hm-nTr (rev. II 5); PA-Sd (rev. II 3 (but corrected), ~4#); Pn-Mn-nfr (rev. II 6); MAA.n=i-nxt=f (rev. I ~9#); Nb-nxt (rev. I 7); Nxw-m-Mw.t (rev. I 10); 1r (obv. I 2); 2nsw (rev. I 2); 6A (rev. II 3) Incomplete: PA- ... -ms (obv. II 1); Pn-[ ... ] (rev. II 7); 2a-m-[ ... ] (rev. I 11)
Remarks: Contents: for the ob -vessel, cf. O. Cairo CG 25590.

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