O. Cairo CG 25820
Other nos.: O. Cairo JE 60141; O. Cairo SR 01421; O. Cairo Carnarvon S(?)
Description: Limestone, 14 x 16 cm. Black ink, obverse 7 lines, reverse 7 lines running through a drawing of a falcon's head. Damaged; beginning of obv. 6 lost.
Classification: account : delivery
Keywords: gang - lamp - oil - rags - storehouse
Provenance: Valley of Kings, Carnarvon/Carter excavations 1922; mark: Unnumb S; for site, cf. Reeves, Valley of the Kings , 330 and 331. See Remarks.
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Caire , 98, 118*, pl. CXVI (description, transcription, facsimile - see Remarks); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 509 (translation); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions VI, 661 (transcription); McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt , 207-9, no. 157 (translation, commentary)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 14 IV pr.t sw 5 (obv. ~1#?); IV pr.t sw 2 (rev. 1)
Dates attributed: end Dyn. 20 (Černý); year 14 Ramesses IX (Helck, Kitchen)
Contents: Obverse: list of names followed by amounts in dbn . Reverse: amounts of lamps and quantities of oil collected from the storehouse and rags brought by a scribe; all or some of these items being divided (? Sb.t ) among the workmen.
Terminology: in.n NN (rev. 5); hrw n sgnn nA xbs.w Sdy m pA wDA (rev. 1-2)
Names/Titles: PA-inr (obv. 3); PA-sn-nDm sA Ra-mry (obv. 5? Černý: PA-5w-nDm (?) - see Remarks); Nb-nfr (obv. 7); 2r.y (obv. 2)
Remarks: Provenance: according to the Journal d'Entrée of the Cairo Museum, the ostracon had been stolen, bought back by J. Cern from R. Blanchard on 26 January 1933 for PT 850, and presented to the museum. Publication: note that the order of "recto" and "verso" in Černý, Ostraca Caire , pl. CXVI is different from pp. 98 and 118*. The order given in his description and transcription is maintained here, although the dates mentioned suggest the inverse order. Names: Černý read PA-5w-nDm (?) in obv. 5, but PA-sn-nDm seems better. PA-sn-nDm sA Ra-mry is known from other texts of the end of Dyn. 20; see Gutgesell, Datierung I, 141, 150 and 151; II, 341 and 342.

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