O. Cairo CG 25832 obverse
Other nos.: O. Cairo JE 96268; O. Cairo SR 01433; O. Cairo Carnarvon 300 I +Y+Z
  
Description: Limestone, 10 fragments assembled to form 3 pieces: (a) 11 x 21 cm, 7 fragments; (b) 11 x 8 cm; (c) 9 x 9 cm (2 fragments). Black ink, obverse 8(?) lines, reverse 8(?) lines, top obverse = top reverse. Damaged; pieces do not join, relative position uncertain; beginnings of obv. 1, rev. 1 and 4-7 lost, ends of obv. 4-7 and rev. 3 lost, unknown number of lines lost, considerable lacunae in obv. 4-7 and rev. 3-7, only traces of obv. 8 and rev. 8. See Remarks.
Classification: letter
Keywords: construction site - guard post - message - Necropolis - Place of Pharaoh - wages - work
Provenance: Valley of Kings, beside entrance of KV 9 (Ramesses VI); Carnarvon/Carter excavations 1920-1921 (see Remarks); mark: (a) 300 y; (b) 300 z; (c) 300 i; see Reeves, Valley of the Kings , 328.
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Caire , 101, 120*, pl. CXX (description, transcription, facsimile); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions III, 44 (transcription); Wente, Letters , 47, no. 50 (translation)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: second half Dyn. 19 (Černý); Ramesses II (Kitchen, Wente)
Contents: Letter from the Necropolis scribe On-Hr-xpS=f to the vizier 2ay about wages and work.
Terminology: NN Hr swDA ib n nb=f NN (obv. ~1#-2); m anx wDA snb (obv. 2); r nty (obv. 3); hAb pw r rdi.t rx pAy=i nb (obv. ~2#-3); ky swDA ib n pAy=i nb (obv. 3)
Names/Titles: an. (Pr-aA anx wDA snb ; king; place of; obv. 3); an. (TAty ; obv. 7); 2ay (TAy-xwy Hr wnmy n nswt im.y-r Niw.t TAty ; obv. ~2#); On-Hr-xpS=f (sS n pA 2r ; obv. ~1#)
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).

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