O. Cairo CG 25679
Other nos.: O. Cairo JE 96134; O. Cairo SR 01283; O. Cairo Carnarvon 153
  
Description: Limestone, 23 x 14 cm. Inscribed on two sides, black and red ink, obverse 21 lines (17-21 form a separate column to the right of 10-13; 14-16 form a column beneath); reverse 3 lines on upper part; black lines of text, lines 5-11 preceded by red dots; top obverse = top reverse. Handwriting extremely cursive (see Remarks). Corrections by scribe in obv. 12 and 14. Damaged; only traces of obv. 16.
Classification: account - letter : payment(?) - transfer
Keywords: basketry - beer - bread - cakes - fat - flowers - mat - meat - papyrus - payment - plants - sandals - stone utensils - vegetables - woodwork - iwnar (?) - inH boa (?) - nk (?) - xA... (?) - xrr (?) - swnw
Provenance: Valley of Kings, valley between KV 7 (Ramesses II) and KV 9 (Ramesses VI); Carnarvon/Carter excavations 1917-1918; mark: 153; see Reeves, Valley of the Kings , 325.
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Caire , 58, 81*, pl. LXXVII (description, transcription, photographs); Janssen, in: Ramesside Studies , 237-241, 244-277, 282 (transcription, translation, commentary); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions IV, 170 (transcription)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: second half Dyn. 19 (Černý); Merenptah ( Janssen, Kitchen)
Contents: List of items. Obv. 18-21: items brought to a woman "because of the millstone" (i.fA(.w) n=s Hr pA bn ). The woman referred to might be the lady 2Ay-Sb mentioned in O. Cairo CG 25677 obv. 1. Reverse: communication by one Imn-r-HA.t=f (?).
Terminology: i.fA.w.t n=s Hr pA bn (? obv. 18-19); Dd NN (rev. 1? see Remarks)
Names/Titles: Imn-r-HA.t=f (rev. 1? or Imn-m-HA.t ? see Remarks)
Remarks: Description: handwriting same as O. Cairo CG 25677, 25678 and 25680 (Černý). This text was written by Qenhirkhopshef; see Donker van Heel, Haring, Writing in a Workmen's Village , 41-48 . Terminology/Names, Titles: Imn-r-HA.t=f or Imn-m-HA.t really a proper name? Unique epistolary formula Dd NN here according to A. Bakir, Egyptian Epistolography from the Eighteenth to the Twenty-first Dynasty (Bibliotheque d'Etude 48), Cairo 1970, 49 (B).

Record last updated 2011-11-18


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