O. Cairo CG 25815a
Other nos.: O. Cairo JE 96252; O. Cairo SR 01416; O. Cairo Carnarvon 300 c + O. Cairo Carnarvon 300 r
  
Description: Limestone, 8.5 x 11 cm, in 2 fragments. Belongs to O. Cairo CG 25815b? See Remarks. Black ink, obverse 5 lines, reverse 6 lines, top obverse = bottom reverse. Correction by scribe in obv. 4. Damaged; beginnings of obv. 4, 5, rev. 1, 2 lost, ends of obv. 2, 3, rev. 5, 6 lost, only traces of obv. 1, unknown number of lines lost on top.
Classification: account - journal : deficit - event
Keywords: feast - working
Provenance: Valley of Kings, beside entrance of KV 9 (Ramesses VI); Carnarvon/Carter excavations 1920-1921 (see Remarks); marks: 300 c; 300 r; see Reeves, Valley of the Kings , 328.
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Caire , 96, 117*, pl. CXIII (description, transcription, facsimile); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions III, 567 (transcription)
Dates mentioned: III Smw sw 6 (obv. 2); I Smw sw 16-20 (rev. ~2#, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Dates attributed: mid Dyn. 19 (Černý); Ramesses II (Kitchen)
Contents: Daily entries mentioning carpenters at work, measures expressed in cubits(?), other numbers and the words Hb "feast" and wn "opening"(?).
Terminology: ir n (obv. 4, ~5#); wDA.t (obv. 4); m a NN (obv. 4)
Names/Titles: an. (nA n Hmw.w ; obv. 3); 4bA (obv. 4)
Remarks: Description: belongs to O. Cairo CG 25815b according to Černý, although the two ostraca do not match. Černý: position of 25815a probably above b, but note: 25815a top obverse = bottom reverse, but b reverse blank. Note also: nA n Hmw.w in a obv. 3, but nA Hmw.w in b 6. Provenance: Černý has "1922"(sic).

Record last updated 2005-01-25


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