O. Cairo JE 72460
Other nos.: O. Cairo SR 01475
  
Description: Limestone, 11 x 13 cm. Inscribed on two sides probably in black ink, 6 lines obverse, 5 lines reverse; large blank space between obverse 2 and obverse 3. Text on reverse perpendicular to text on obverse, top obverse = left side reverse. Complete, but minor losses at the beginnings of obverse 6, reverse 1-2, 5, and at the end of reverse 3.
Classification: account
Keywords: construction site (see Remarks) - oil - tomb (royal)
Provenance: Valley of Kings; excavation by Theodore Davis. The ostracon bears mark: (8), strongly suggesting that it was found by Howard Carter working for Davies in 1902, either in the area of Theban Tombs 28, 21, or 36, or possibly below Theban Tombs 19-20.
Publication: Lakomy, Cairo Ostracon J. 72460, 1-33, 106, 108-109, 111-112 (description, photographs, transcription, transliteration, translation, commentary); Černý, Community of Workmen , 82-84 (transcription, translation and commentary of obverse. 2, reverse 1, 2, 4); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions II, 855-856 (transcription); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions translations II, 558 (translation); Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions notes II, 567-568 (commentary); Lakomy, GM 216 (2008), 33-46 (photographs, transcription, translation, commentary); Leblanc , BIFAO 93 (1993), 328 and 330 (translation of reverse, commentary) ; Thomas, in: Studies Hughes , 209-216 (photographs, transcription, translation, commentary)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Dyn. 19, Ramesses II (Černý , Kitchen, Lakomy, Thomas) ; late Ramesses II (Lakomy)
Contents: An account of distances between a number of royal tombs under construction.
Terminology: -
Names/Titles: an. (pA im.y-r mSa wr ; obv. 1, 6; see Remarks); an. (pAy wr-mA.w ; obv. 4?; see Remarks); As.t-nfr.t (f.; queen; rev. 1, 4); Mr-Itmw (wr-mA.w ; obv. 2, rev. ~2#); 6ry.t (f.; deity; obv. 1, 3)
Remarks: Keywords: construction site, pA r-a bAk , occurs in obv. 4, and rev. 4 in a shortened form pA bAk . Names, Titles: pA imy-r mSa wr (obv. 6) is read pAy=f imy-r mSa wr by Janssen, see Thomas, in: Studies Hughes , 212, 213. pAy wr-mA.w (obv. 4?) is read pAy=i wr-mA.w by Janssen, see Thomas in: Studies Hughes , 212.

Record last updated 2010-05-04


©1998-2017 The Deir el-Medina Database, Leiden University