O. Cairo CG 25678
Other nos.: O. Cairo JE 95619; O. Cairo Carnarvon 154
  
Description: Limestone, 27 x 20.5 cm. Inscribed on two sides, black and red ink, obverse 45 lines arranged in 3 columns, reverse 33 lines in 2 columns (with additional line 5a); many lines on obverse and reverse preceded by red or black dots, or by both; top obverse = top reverse. Handwriting extremely cursive (see Remarks). Corrections by scribe in obv. 1, 9, 14, 17, 19, 28, 29, 32, 33, 34, rev. 1, 14, 15. Damaged, ends of obv. 1, 23, 33, rev. 1 and 2 lost. See Remarks.
Classification: account : transfer
Keywords: basketry - beans - bread - faience - fat - fish - fish - flowers - fruit (? see Remarks) - grapes - grass - gum - jewelry - mat - meat - natron - plants - pottery - salt - seal - seed - stone utensils - stove - vegetables - vessel - wood - woodwork - iwfy.t - it - mAwD (?) - m...sA=f - tpy
Provenance: Valley of Kings, valley between KV 7 (Ramesses II) and KV 9 (Ramesses VI); Carnarvon/Carter excavations 1917-1918; mark: 154; see Reeves, Valley of the Kings , 325.
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Caire , 58, 79* and 80*, pl. LXXVI (description, transcription, photographs); Janssen, in: Ramesside Studies , 237-241, 243, 244-277, 280 and 281 (transcription, translation, commentary); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions IV, 168 and 169 (transcription)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: second half Dyn. 19 (Černý); Merenptah ( Janssen, Kitchen)
Contents: List of items brought to a woman (? rev. 11: Hr iTAy n=s ), possibly the lady 2Ay-Sb mentioned in O. Cairo CG 25677.
Terminology: ir n (obv. 2, 21); m mn.t (rev. 7, 9); nA ix.t Ab.w.t r Dr (? obv. 7 - see Remarks ); tnw ... ao ... Hr iTAy n=s pAy sp m pA nty nb twtw Hr wxA=f (rev. 10-12); dmD (obv. 45)
Names/Titles: -
Remarks: Description: this text was written by Qenhirkhopshef; see Donker van Heel, Haring, Writing in a Workmen's Village , 41-48 . Rev. 14: read mAH ? I.e. V 28 (H ) instead of V 25 (wD )? Keywords: pr.t (obv. 13), od.t (obv. 15) and pr.t-Sn (obv. 16) possibly referring to fruit. Description: handwriting same as O. CG 25677, 25679 and 25680 (Černý). Terminology: nA ix.t Ab.w.t r Dr (? obv. 7); cf. O. Cairo CG 25677 rev. 44-45).

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