O. Cairo CG 25831
Other nos.: O. Cairo JE 96267; O. Cairo SR 01432; O. Cairo Carnarvon 411
  
Description: Limestone, 13 x 14 cm, in 3 fragments. Black ink, obverse 9 lines, reverse (upper part) 3 lines, top obverse = bottom reverse. Corrections by scribe in obv. 4, 5 and 8. Damaged; beginning of obv. 8 and ends of obv. 1-8, rev. 1 and 2 lost.
Classification: letter
Keywords: guard post - hearing - junior - message - oath - painting (? see Remarks) - work
Provenance: Valley of Kings, lower stratum east of KV 47 (Siptah) ; Carnarvon/Carter excavations 1922; mark: 411; see Reeves, Valley of the Kings , 331.
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Caire , 101, 119*, pl. CXIX (description, transcription, facsimile); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions IV, 361 (transcription); McDowell, Jurisdiction , 205 and 206 (translation, commentary)
Dates mentioned: rnp.t-sp 1 II Ax.t 20 (obv. 7)
Dates attributed: second half Dyn. 19 (Černý); year 1 Siptah-Tausert or later (Kitchen)
Contents: A necropolis guardian writes to the vizier 1r about a widow's daughter, who is to be heard by the vizier's agents.
Terminology: NN Hr swDA ib n nb=f NN (obv. ~1#-3); r nty (obv. 4, ~7#); sS (obv. 6) Incomplete: hAb pw r di.t [...] (obv. ~3#)
Names/Titles: an. (Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; king; obv. 6, 8); an. (nAy=f rwD.w.w ; rev. ~2#); an. (nA Hwty.w ; obv. ~8#); an. (xAr.t ; f.; obv. 7); an. (pA sAw.t.y ; obv. 9) Incomplete: 1r (TAy [...]; ~2#-3) [...] (sAw.t.y n pA 2r ; obv. ~1#-2)
Remarks: Keywords: obv. 6 Dri r sS "colours for painting"?

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