O. Cairo CG 25685
Other nos.: O. Cairo JE 96140; O. Cairo SR 01289
Description: Red-grey pottery, 4.5 x 6.5 cm. Inscribed on two sides, black ink, small characters, obverse 7 lines, reverse 6 lines, top obverse = top reverse. Reverse palimpsest; previous text in larger characters, damaged, some signs of two lines still legible. Damaged; beginnings of obv. 6 and 7 lost, only traces of rev. 5 and 6, unknown number of lines lost at bottom.
Classification: account : portion
Keywords: gang - grain rations - milk
Provenance: Probably Valley of Kings, Davis excavations; for site, cf. Reeves, Valley of the Kings , 292-321.
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Caire , 60, 82*, pl. LXXX (description, transcription of traces palimpsest, transcription, facsimile)
Dates mentioned: IV pr.t sw 28 (obv. 1); III pr.t (obv. 2, 6); I Smw sw 7 (rev. 1); IV pr.t (rev. 2)
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20 (Černý; see Remarks)
Contents: Distribution of grain rations of III and IV pr.t . Older text mentions milk and a scribe 2nsw- [...].
Terminology: ir n (obv. 3, 5); idn di.w n Abd Y (obv. 1-2, rev. 2); wa nb (obv. 3, 4); pA mH (rev. 3, 4); n Abd Y (obv. 6); di.t di.w n Abd Y (obv. 5)
Names/Titles: Incomplete: 2nsw- [...] (sS ; rev. palimpsest 2 - probably 2nsw-ms ; see Remarks)
Remarks: Dates attributed/Names, Titles: the scribe mentioned in rev. 2 of the old text is most probably 2nsw-ms , the single Necropolis scribe whose name begins with 2nsw -; see Cern Community of Workmen , 219, no. 55. The text should then be dated to the late Twentieth Dynasty.

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