O. Cairo CG 25785
Other nos.: O. Cairo JE 96223; O. Cairo SR 01386; O. Cairo Carnarvon 405
  
Description: Limestone, 14 x 17 cm. Black ink, obverse 9 lines, reverse 9 lines. Correction by scribe in rev. 5. Complete. See Remarks.
Classification: journal : absence - labour - name
Keywords: illness - Valley of Kings - village - working
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: 405; see Reeves, Valley of the Kings , 331 .
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Caire , 88, 110*, pl. CV (description, transcription, photographs); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions IV, 234 and 235 (transcription); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 219 and 220, no. 169 (translation, commentary); see Remarks
Dates mentioned: IV Ax.t sw 7-8 (obv. 1, 2); IV Ax.t sw 11-18 (obv. 4, 6, 8, rev. 1, 2, 3, 4); sw 21-24 (rev. 5, 6, 7, 8)
Dates attributed: end Dyn. 19 (Černý); Amenmesse (Kitchen); year 3 Amenmesse? (Helck)
Contents: Journal recording a number of dates in IV Ax.t , with the names of persons present or absent, sometimes with reason specified.
Terminology: iw (obv. 7, 9); iw r pA bAk (obv. 3, 5-6, 6, rev. 5, 9); iw r 4x.t (obv. 4, rev. 3, 4); bw rx=f bAk (obv. 7-8, 9); bw Sm=f r pA bAk (obv. ~4#-5); bwpwy=f bAk (rev. 3, 4); pA dmi (rev. 2, 6); m pA dmi (rev. 1); mr (obv. 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 4, 4, 5, 7, 8, rev. 1, 2); ditto (rev. 2, 3, 4, 6, 6, 7, 7)
Names/Titles: BAk (obv. 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, rev. 1, 2, 2, 3, 5); Mry-4xm.t (obv. 1, 2, 4, 7, 8-9, rev. 1, 2, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8); Ms (obv. 2, 3); 1r-nfr (obv. 2, 4, 5); 4x.t ( geo.; obv. 4, rev. 3, 4); On-Hr-xpS=f (sS ; over obv. 1); Ks sA Ra-ms (obv. 1-2, 3); Ks (obv. 6); pA dmi (geo.; rev. 1, 2, 2 - ditto, 6, 6 - ditto, 6 - ditto, 7 - ditto, 7 - ditto); ditto (rev. 2, 3, 4, 6, 6, 7, 7)
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 , 112.

Record last updated 2005-01-25


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