O. Cairo CG 25809
Other nos.: O. Cairo JE 96245; O. Cairo SR 01409; O. Cairo Carnarvon 300 F/G/K/S
  
Description: Limestone, 20 x 13.5 cm, in 7 fragments. Black ink, obverse 9 lines, reverse 3 lines in upper part and 5 more underneath, top obverse = top reverse. Damaged; ends of obv. 1, 3, 5 and beginnings of obv. 9 and rev. 3 lost, some lines lost between obv. 8 and 9, only traces of obv. 8.
Classification: account : deficit - portion
Keywords: gang - grain rations
Provenance: Valley of Kings, beside entrance of KV 9 (Ramesses VI); Carnarvon/Carter excavations 1920-1921 (see Remarks); marks: 300 f; 300 g; 300 k; 300 s; see Reeves, Valley of the Kings , 328.
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Caire , 95, 116*, pl. CXII (description, transcription; facsimile of obv. and rev. 1-3); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 64 and 65 (translation); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions III, 514 (transcription)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 38 I [...] sw 2 (obv. ~1#); rnp.t-sp 38 III pr.t (rev. ~1#)
Dates attributed: first half Dyn. 19 (Černý); year 38 Ramesses II (Helck, Kitchen)
Contents: Distribution of grain rations to the gang (obv.) and to a woman named Nbw-m-wsx.t (rev.). Text on reverse followed by more amounts of grain.
Terminology: ir n (obv. 3, 5, 6, 7); wa nb (obv. 3, 5); wDA.w (rev. 3 - for wDA.t ?); wDA.t (obv. 9); r Y (obv. 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, rev. 2 - see Remarks); di.t di.w n NN (rev. 1-2); di.t di.w n tA is.t (obv. 1-2); dmD (rev. 2)
Names/Titles: an. (aA n is.t s 2; obv. 3); Nbw-m-wsx.t (f.; rev. 2); Ra-ms (sS ; obv. 4)
Remarks: Provenance: Černý has "1922"(sic). Terminology: for the figures after the preposition r , see Helck, Materialien IV, (603); Janssen, Commodity Prices , 462.

Record last updated 2005-01-25


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