O. Cairo CG 25646
Other nos.: O. Cairo JE 96055; O. Cairo SR 01186; O. Cairo Carnarvon 177
  
Description: Limestone, 7 x 17 cms. Damaged (four pieces). Two sides. Obverse: 4 lacunous lines; reverse: 2 lines the first of which has lost its middle; below that two vertically written cartouches. Black ink. Top obverse = bottom reverse.
Classification: account - list : delivery (?) - name ; see Remarks
Keywords: bread - firewood - side (of gang)
Provenance: Valley of Kings; Carnarvon/Carter excavations 1917-1918; mark: 177 (valley between KV 7 Ramesses II and KV 9 Ramesses VI); see Reeves, Valley of the Kings , 325.
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Caire , 48 (description), 68* (transcription), pl. LXIV (facsimile); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions III, 700 (transcription); Sauneron, CdE 26 (1951), 46-49 (commentary); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypte , 162-163 no. 118 (translation)
Dates mentioned: IV Smw sw x + 20 (rev. 1); IV Smw sw 22 (rev. 2)
Dates attributed: S econd half dyn. 19 (Černý) ; Ramesses II (Kitchen)
Contents: Obverse and lower part of reverse: list of kings; reverse: delivery (?) of bread and firewood (and perhaps one other commodity [damaged]) to the right side.
Terminology: wnmy (rev. ~1# (?), 2 (n tA ri.t wnmy )
Names/Titles: aA-xpr-n-Ra (king; obv. ~2#); aA-xpr-kA-Ra (king; obv. 2); aA-xpr.w-Ra (king; obv. 2); nswt Wsr-mAa.t-Ra 4tp.n-Ra anx wDA snb ( king ; obv. ~1#); Mn-pH.t.y-Ra (king; obv. ~4#); Mn-mAa.t-Ra (king; obv. ~4#); Mn-xpr-Ra (king; obv. ~2); Mn-xpr.w-Ra (king; obv. 3); Nb-pH.t.y-Ra (king; obv. ~1#); Nb-mAa.t-Ra (king; obv. ~3#); Nb-Hp.t-Ra (king; rev.); 9sr-xpr.w-Ra 4tp.n-Ra (king; obv. 3, rev.); 9sr-kA-Ra (king; obv. 1)
Remarks: Classification: for this ostracon, see McDowell, in Village Voices , 96 and 99. 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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