O. Cairo CG 25676
Other nos.: O. Cairo JE 43938
Description: Yellow-reddish pottery, 16 x 9 cm. Inscribed on one side, black ink, 9 lines. Palimpsest (see Remarks)? Erasure and correction by scribe in line 9. Damaged; beginnings of lines 1-8 and ends of lines 1-9 lost.
Classification: letter
Keywords: gold(?) - message - silver - tomb (royal) - tools
Provenance: Deir el-Medina; clearing of temple by Baraize 1912; see Remarks.
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Caire , 57, 76*, pl. LXXIV (description, transcription, facsimile); Wente, Letters , 29, no. 18 (translation)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 2 II pr.t sw 13 (8)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 19 (Černý), year 2 Ramesses II (Wente)
Contents: Letter, apparently to the king, mentioning the cutting out of the first gate of the royal tomb, and a spike of silver and gold(?) of King Ramesses II.
Terminology: m anx wDA snb (3); r nty (5); hAb pw r rdi.t rx pAy=n nb nfr (~3-4#? see Remarks); ky swDA ib (4)
Names/Titles: an. (pA sS 2 n pA 2r ?; ~2-3#; see Remarks); an. (Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; king; 1); Imn-Ra-nswt-nTr.w (deity; ~5#); Pn-PA-Ra-1r-Ax.t.y (3 - proper name?); PtH rsy inb=f (deity; 6); nswt Wsr-mAa.t-Ra 4tp.n-Ra (king; ~9#); 2nsw (deity; ~6#) Unclear: nA nTr.w nA Hr.y nA [...] (deity; 6)
Remarks: Description: palimpsest? Černý, Ostraca Caire , 76* note b: "reste de l'ecriture anterieure". Provenance: publication has "Ramesseum" (sic), but everywhere else "Baraize 1912" refers to the clearing of the Deir el-Medina temple. Terminology: probably not much lost between r rdi.t ~ rx # (3) and [pAy]=n nb nfr (4)? Names, Titles: note vertical stroke after pA sS (2): restore pA sS ~2# [ n ] pA xr ?

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