O. Cairo CG 25783
Other nos.: O. Cairo JE 96222; O. Cairo SR 01385; O. Cairo Carnarvon 401
  
Description: Limestone, 52 x 15.5 cm, in 2 fragments, cross-section triangular. Inscribed on two sides: obverse (1 plane) 32 lines, reverse (2 planes) 30 lines, top obverse = top reverse; black ink, rev. 1-6 and 18-30 mixture of black and red ink (rev. 1-5 and most of rev. 6 indicated as red in Černý's transcription). Complete; writing on obverse quite pale in places, writing on left plane of reverse hard to discern because of black stains in the limestone. See Remarks.
Classification: journal : absence - labour - name
Keywords: brewing - carrying stones - Valley of Kings - funeral - illness - inactivity - stone-work - vegetables
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: 401; see Reeves, Valley of the Kings , 331 .
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Caire , 87, 105*-108*, pl. CIV (description, transcription, photographs); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions IV, 224-227 (transcription); see Remarks
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 3 I Smw sw 27-28 (obv. 1, 6); II Smw sw 1-3 (over obv. 10, obv. 13, 15); II Smw sw 13-14 (obv. 17-18, 20-21); II Smw sw 27-28 (obv. 23-24, 24); III Smw sw 1-8 (obv. 27, 30, rev. 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9); III Smw sw 11 (rev. 12); III Smw sw 15-17 (rev. 18, 23, 27)
Dates attributed: end Dyn. 19 (Černý); year 3 Amenmesse (Kitchen)
Contents: Journal recording a number of dates in I-III Smw of a regnal year 3, with the names of persons who were present or absent, sometimes with reason specified.
Terminology: iw (obv. 12, 12); iw r 4x.t (obv. 12); wsf (obv. 13, 14, 14, 17, 28, 30, rev. 6, 8, 13, 14, 18, 19, 22, 24, 25, 28); m a NN (rev. 9, 17, 27, 30); m a Hr.y=f (rev. 2, ~4#, 6-7, 7, 9, 10, 10, 12, 13, 29); m a=f (rev. 24, 29); m mi.t.t (rev. 13); mr (obv. 17, 29, rev. 2, 5, 8, 8, 10, 10, 12, 14, 18, 19, 24, 25, 28); dmD (rev. 16)
Names/Titles: an. ( Hr.y=f ; rev. 2, ~4#, 6-7, 7, 9, 10, 10, 12, 13, 29); Any (rev. 11, 15, 21, 25-26); Ipwy (obv. 4-5, 7, 11, 15, 16, 18, 21, 28, 32, rev. 2, 4, 9, 13, 19, 24-~25#); Imn-m-Ip.t sA PAy (obv. 8); Imn-m-Ip.t (rev. 15-16); aA-nxt.w (obv. 4); BAk (obv. 8, 29); PA-nb (obv. 19, 22); PA-Hm-nTr (obv. 3, 6, 11); PA-Sd sA 1H (obv. ~24#-25); PA-TAw-m-di-Imn (obv. 32, rev. 16, 22, 26-27); Pn-dwA (obv. 8, 28-29, 31, rev. 2); Pnbwy (rev. 15, 21, 26); Ms (rev. 17); Nb-Imn (obv. 12-13, 14, 17, rev. 6); Nb-nfr sA WAD-ms (obv. 4); Nb-nfr sA Nx (obv. 5); Nb-nfr (obv. 11, rev. 15, 21, ~25#); Nb-nxt sA Pn-nbw (obv. 7, rev. ~3#-4); Nfr-Htp ( aA n is.t ; obv. 18, 21, 30; rev. 1, 3, 4-5, ~5#, 7-8, 9-10, 12, 18, ~24#, 27-28); Nfr-Htp ( sS-od ; obv. 9, ~10#, 15, 16); Nx sA Bw-on.tw=f (obv. 2, 25, rev. 7, 14); Nx (obv. 5, 6, 13, 16, 19, 22, 29); Nxw-m-Mw.t (obv. 5, 11, 14, 17); Nxt-sw (obv. 31); Ra-wbn (obv. 29, rev. 19, 25); Ra-mry (obv. 4); Ra-Htp (rev. 11, 25); 1Ay ( aA n is.t ; obv. 2, 6, 10); 1Ay (obv. 13, ~15#); 1y sA 1y-nfr (obv. 3-4, rev. 22); 1y sA 2a (obv. 9); 1r-m-wiA (obv. 5, 10, 19, 22, rev. 6, 8, 10, 18, 28); 1r-nfr (obv. 14, 17, 24, ~27#, 31, rev. 6); 1sy-sw-nb=f (obv. 9-10, 20, 23, rev. 3, 11-12, 13, 19, 24, 28); 2Am (obv. 3, 7, 12, 18, 21-22, rev. 14, 19); 2a-m-sbA.w (obv. 3, 13-14, 23, rev. 5, 6, 8, 10, 14); 4A-WAD.t (obv. 8-9, 19-20, 22-23); 4x.t ( geo.; obv. 12); On (obv. 3, 7, 12, 19, 22, 25, rev. 6, 8, 10, 13, 21, 26, 29); On-Hr-xpS=f ( sS ; obv. 27, rev. 17, 20, 27, 30); On-Hr-xpS=f (rev. 9); OH (obv. 26); Ks (obv. 11, 14, 16, 20, rev. 4, 15 - Ks 2, 21 - Ks 2, 26 - Ks 2; see Remarks) Incomplete: PA-aHA [...] (rev. 2); PA- [...] (obv. 28); 1nw.t- ...(?) (f.; obv. 26; see Remarks)
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 , 119-121. Names: (1) obv. 26 records the burial of a woman whose name has not been transcribed by Černý: read 1nw.t- ...? See Ostraca Caire , 106*; (2) rev. 15, 21 and 26 mention 2 persons named Ks , but they are not distinguished by their fathers' names. See O. Cairo CG 25779, 25780 and 25781, which mention Ks son of aA-pH.t.y and Ks son of Ra-ms .

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