O. Cairo CG 25759
Other nos.: O. Cairo JE 96200; O. Cairo SR 01361
  
Description: Yellow-grey pottery, 9 x 8.5 cm. Obverse black ink, 5 lines; reverse red ink, 3 lines; top obverse = bottom reverse. Obverse palimpsest; traces of at least two earlier texts (one in black ink, the other in red). Damaged; ends of obv. 1-4 and beginnings of rev. 1 and 2 lost, only traces of obv. 5 and rev. 3; perhaps some lines lost at bottom of obverse.
Classification: letter (obv.?)
Keywords: goat(?) - stone utensils(?)
Provenance: Valley of Kings, workmen's houses between KV 17 (Seti I) and KV 21; Davis/Ayrton excavations 1907-1908; mark: Davis 07-8 HO; see Reeves, Valley of the Kings , 307.
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Caire , 79, 92* and 93*, pl. XCVI (description, transcription; facsimile of obv.); W. Helck, Die Beziehungen Aegyptens zu Vorderasien im 3. und 2. Jahrtausend v. Chr. (Aegyptologische Abhandlungen 5; 2nd ed. ), Wiesbaden 1971, 529 (transcription and transliteration of obv. 1-4); Sisha-Halevy, Orientalia N.S. 47 (1978), 145-162 (facsimile, transcription, transliteration, translation and commentary of obv.)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 20 (Černý; Shisha-Halevy)
Contents: Obv.: text in a semitic language (Phoenician? Shisha-Halevy) about handing over a goat and about millstones(? see Remarks). Rev. Egyptian text, obscure: (1) mention of Snw "tree"; (2): [...] aA niw.t n [...].
Terminology: -
Names/Titles: BdryDtnym (? obv. 3 - according to Shisha-Halevy; Černý: Brrymnym ?)
Remarks: Contents: aTm = Hebrew azm "goat" (Sisha-Halevy) contested by J.E. Hoch, Semitic Words in Egyptian Texts of the New Kingdom and Third Intermediate Period , Princeton, New Jersey 1994, 84 and 85.

Record last updated 2007-09-17


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