O. Cairo CG 25779
Other nos.: O. Cairo JE 96218; O. Cairo SR 01381; O. Cairo Carnarvon 404
  
Description: Limestone, 37.5 x 33.5 cm, in 2 fragments. Black ink, obverse 28 lines, reverse 22 lines, lines on reverse perpendicular to those on obverse, sign in red over obv. 11. Erasure by scribe(?) in obv. 3. Damaged; ends of obv. 2-7 and beginnings of rev. 18-22 lost, lacunae in middle of rev. 16 and 17, text on obverse quite effaced on many places, beginning of obv. 3 probably erased by scribe. See Remarks.
Classification: journal : absence - duty - labour - name
Keywords: brewing - illness - inactivity - offering - stone-work - Valley of Kings - working - xtm
Provenance: Valley of Kings, undisturbed stratum east of KV 47 (Siptah) ( "This group in small shelf in rock over hut ... Wrapped in mat"); Carnarvon/Carter excavations 1922; mark: 404; see Reeves, Valley of the Kings , 331.
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Caire , 86, 98*-101*, pls. CI and CII (description, transcription, photographs); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions IV, 211-216 (transcription); see Remarks
Dates mentioned: [...] Ax.t sw 18 (obv. 1); I Ax.t sw 18 (obv. 2); rnp.t-sp 1 I Ax.t sw 18 (obv. 4? see Remarks); I Ax.t sw 22-23 (obv. 4); I Ax.t sw 25-28 (obv. 5, 6, 7, 9); II Ax.t sw 2-3 (obv. 10, 11); II Ax.t sw 6-9 (obv. 13, 14, 16, 17); II Ax.t sw 11-18 (obv. 18, 19, 20, 22, 23-24, 26, rev. 1, 3); II Ax.t sw 22 (rev. 5); II Ax.t sw 27-28 (rev. 6, 7); III Ax.t sw 2-3 (rev. 8, 10); III Ax.t sw 12-17 (rev. 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17); III Ax.t sw 21-23 (rev. ~19#, 20, 21)
Dates attributed: end Dyn. 19 (Černý); year 1 Amenmesse (Kitchen; see Remarks)
Contents: Journal recording dates in the months I-III Ax.t of a regnal year 1, with the names of workmen, chief workmen and scribes who were present or absent on these dates. Reasons for not working include illness, offering, pouring water, brewing, hewing stone and scorpion-stings or snake-bites.
Terminology: iw (over obv. 11 - red); iw r pA bAk (obv. 11, 11, 18, rev. 13-14); iw r 4x.t (obv. 5, 25, rev. 3, '15', 19); NN wrS (obv. 15-[16]?); wsf (obv. 10 - twice, 19, rev. 5 - three times, 6, 7, 11, 14); bw ii=w r pA bAk (rev. 3); bw bAk=f (obv. 5); bw Sm NN r pA bAk (obv. ~3#); bw Sm=f r pA bAk (obv. 25-26, rev. 19 - bw Sm r pA bAk , sic); bwpwy=w ii r pA bAk (obv. 21-22); m mi.t.t (obv. ~26#); mr (obv. 4, 4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12, 12, 13, ~14#, 14, 15, 15, 16, 16, 16, 17, 17, 19, 19, 21, 23, 24, 27, 28, 28, rev. 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 12, 12, 13, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16, 17, 18, over rev. 20, rev. 21, 22); ditto (obv. 16, 20, 21, rev. 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 13) Incomplete: nty r [...] (obv. 1)
Names/Titles: Ipwy (obv. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, ~10#, 12, 13, ~15#, 16, ~17#, rev. 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 11, 13, 14, 15); aA-nxt.w (obv. 4, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, ~11#, ~19#, 19, 20, 23, 25, 28, rev. 2, 4); PA-nb (obv. 24, rev. 16, 17, 18, 20, 20, 21); PA-Hm-nTr (rev. 3, 4); PA-Sd sA Pn-nbw (obv. 11, 12, 13, 15, 16 - PA-Sd ditto, 17-~18#); PA-Sd sA 1H (obv. 3, ~13#-14, 16, 17, 18-~19#, 20 - PA-Sd ditto, ~21# - PA-Sd ditto, 23, 24-~25#, rev. 2 - PA-Sd ditto, 4 - PA-Sd ditto, 5 - PA-Sd ditto, 8, 10 - PA-Sd ditto, 12, 13 - PA-Sd ditto); PA-Sd (obv. 15, 27-28, rev. 6, 7, 14, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22); PA-TAw-m-di-Imn (obv. 7, ~8#, rev. ~9#); Pn-dwA (rev. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10); Ms (obv. 19, 19, ~21#, 23, 24, 27, rev. 2, 3, 6); Nb-Imn (rev. 8, 9, 10); Nb-nfr sA Nx (rev. 4); Nb-nxt sA Pn-nbw (obv. 9, rev. 12, 13 - Nb-nxt ditto); Nb-nxt (obv. 10, rev. 14, 15, 16, 17, ~18#); Nb-4wmn.w (rev. 8-9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18); Nfr-Htp (aA n is.t ; obv. 2, 5, 6, 6, 8, 9, 11-12, 13, 14, 18, rev. 7, 10); Nfr-Htp (sS-od ; obv. 2, over obv. 5, over obv. 6, obv. 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 22, 23, 24, 27, rev. 2); Nx sA Bw-on.tw=f (obv. 7, rev. 5, 6, 8 - Nx ditto, 10 - Nx ditto); Nx (obv. 2, 7, 8, 9, 12, rev. 7, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, [20], 21); Nxw-m-Mw.t (rev. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 11, 13, ~15#); Nxt-sw (obv. 3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, ~19#, 21, 26, 28, rev. 3, 4); Ra-wbn (obv. 3); Ra-mry (obv. 4, rev. 5, 5); Ra-Htp (obv. ~14#, 21); 1Ay (aA n is.t ; obv. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 16, ~17#, 20, 22, 24, 27, rev. 1, 8, 10, 12); 1Ay (rev. 3, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, ~ 20 # , 21); 1y sA 2a (obv. 2, rev. 5-6, 7, 8 - 1y ditto, 9, 11, 11-12, 13); 1w.t-1r (deity; f.; obv. ~14#); 1r-m-wiA (rev. 9, 11); 1sy-sw-nb=f (obv. 2, rev. 9, 11); 2Am (obv. 10, 10, 12, ~15#, 16, ~17#, rev. 5, 6, 7, 9, 11); 2a-m-sbA.w (obv. 10); 4A-WAD.t (rev. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12-13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 20, 22); 4x.t (geo.; obv. 5, 25, rev. 3, '15', 19); On (obv. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 20, rev. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 19); On-Hr-xpS=f (obv. 3); Ks sA Ra-ms (obv. 12, rev. 4); Ks (rev. 17, 18, 20, 21, 22) Incomplete: PA [...] (over rev. 20)
Remarks: Description: O. Cairo CG 25779-25785 were all written by the same scribe; see Donker van Heel, Haring, Writing in a Workmen's Village , 49-52 . Publication: see also Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 100-102. Dates mentioned/attributed: regnal year 1 in obv. 4 probable according to Černý, Ostraca Caire , 98*, and Gutgesell, Datierung II, 35, note 71, but doubtful according to R. Krauss, GM 70 (1984), 39 and 40, and Janssen, Village Varia , 101, note 23. Names, Titles: "ditto" refers to filiation?

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