O. Cairo CG 25819
Other nos.: O. Cairo JE 96256; O. Cairo SR 01420; O. Cairo Carnarvon 302
  
Description: Limestone, 9.5 x 14.5 cm. Black ink, very cursive writing, obverse 4 lines, reverse 2 lines, top obverse = bottom reverse. Complete. See Remarks.
Classification: account
Keywords: gum - lamp - paint(?) - rags - yarn
Provenance: Valley of Kings, beside entrance of KV 9 (Ramesses VI); Carnarvon/Carter excavations 1920-1921 (see Remarks); mark: 302; see Reeves, Valley of the Kings , 328.
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Caire , 97, 118*, pl. CXV (description, transcription, facsimile); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions IV, 173 (transcription)
Dates mentioned: III Ax.t (rev. 2?)
Dates attributed: second half Dyn. 19 (Černý); Merenptah (Kitchen)
Contents: List of commodities: lamps, yarn, rags, gum, SASA ...(?), lapis lazuli (as pigment?), their amounts, and a date(?). See Remarks.
Terminology: -
Names/Titles: -
Remarks: Description: this text was written by Qenhirkhopshef; see Donker van Heel, Haring, Writing in a Workmen's Village , 41-48 . Provenance: Černý has "1922"(sic). Contents: for obv. 3 see Janssen, Ship's Logs , 31 note 4. 4S.t (?) in rev. 1 perhaps "loaves", i.e. lumps of lapis lazuli used as pigment?

Record last updated 2005-01-25


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