O. Cairo CG 25725 + O. IFAO 00137 + O. Louvre E 03259
Other nos.: O. Cairo JE 96179; O. Cairo SR 01329
Description: Fragments of yellow-red pottery vase bottom: (1) Cairo CG 25725, 20 x 20 cm (height x diameter), in 3 fragments (a, b, c); (2) Louvre E 3259, 14 x 12 cm, in 2 fragments; (3) IFAO inv. no. 137, 8 x 7 cm. Black ink, one side (convex), Cairo frgt. 10 lines, Louvre frgt. 8 lines (perhaps line 1 of Louvre frgt. = line 10 of Cairo frgt.), IFAO frgt. 6 lines (position with regard to other frgts. uncertain). Damaged; text on Cairo frgt. considerably effaced in places, beginnings of lines 9 and 10 and ends of lines 7-10 lost, unknown number of lines lost at bottom (unless these are the lines on the Louvre frgt.); beginnings of Louvre lines 1-5 and ends of lines 2-5 lost, only traces of line 8; beginnings and ends of lines on IFAO frgt. lost, possibly traces beneath line 6.
Classification: account - deposition : deficit - delivery
Keywords: cattle - message - grain - illness - junior - plants - river-bank - textile - vegetables - weaving - onb.t
Provenance: Cairo frgt. a: Deir el-Medina, clearing of temple by Baraize in 1912; Cairo frgts. b and c: Deir el-Medina, excavations IFAO in 1930, Kom de decombres au sud du village, Region basse au sud du temple (Campagne 1931), Region au sud du temple (Campagne 1934-35) (according to Clere MSS.); IFAO frgt.: found on "26.1.30, KS" (Černý), i.e. 26-01-1930; marks: DM (Cairo a), 19.1.30 KS (Cairo b, i.e. 19-01-1930), ST (Cairo c); see Remarks.
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Caire , 70, 89*, pl. LXXXVII (description, transcription and facsimile of Cairo frgt.); Allam, Hieratische Ostraka und Papyri , 68 and 69 (no. 35), pl. 59 (translation and commentary of Cairo and Louvre frgts., transcription of Louvre frgt.); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions IV, 417 and 418 (transcription of Cairo and Louvre fragments); Helck, Materialien V, (938) (translation of Cairo frgt.); IFAO fragment unpublished; Černý Notebook 102.73a
Dates mentioned: sw 3 (Louvre frgt., 4)
Dates attributed: end Dyn. 19 or beginning Dyn. 20 (Černý); Siptah-Tausert (Kitchen)
Contents: Deposition by On-Hr-xpS=f to the court (onb.t ) about the garments he has given to his daughter when she was ill. When he wanted them back, she did not give them. Items later given by On-Hr-xpS=f to his daughter were only partly compensated. Louvre fragment: dispute about barley, apparently related to the above matters.
Terminology: iw (Cairo frgt., 5); ir ink (Cairo frgt., 1); wDA.t (Cairo frgt., 5, 6); r n NN n tA onb.t (Cairo frgt., 1)
Names/Titles: an. (Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; king; Louvre frgt., 4); an. (Sri.t of On-Hr-xpS=f ; Cairo frgt. 2); Nb-Imn (Cairo frgt., 10); On-Hr-xpS=f (Cairo frgt. 1)
Remarks: Provenance: all fragments originally from area of Hathor temple? Note that KS was not only ancient waste, but also excavation debris (Bruyere, Rapport sur les fouilles de Deir El Medineh 1930 , 2 and 4).

Record last updated 2006-08-25

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