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  • Description

    Papyrus, start and finish are lost; Hieratic text. The papyrus contains a collection of literary texts. On the recto is a series of love songs, comprising a first cycle (1.1-4.1), a second cycle (4.1-6.2) followed by the Harpist's Song from the mansion of Intef (6.2-7.3), a third cycle (7.3-8.3), and a fourth cycle (8.3-8.12).
    On the verso are two Late Egyptian stories: 'The Capture of Joppa' (1.1-3.14) and 'The Doomed Prince' (41.-8.14).


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  • Dimensions

    • Length: 154.5 centimetres (Frame)
    • Length: 142.5 centimetres (Papyrus)
    • Height: 30.3 centimetres (Frame)
    • Height: 19.5 centimetres (Papyrus (max))
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  • Curator's comments

    Bourriau, Pharaohs and Mortals, no. 59 Lichtheim: Ancient Egyptian Literature, Volume II (1976) p.189-192.

  • Bibliography

    • Trismegistos 380901 ( bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history


    1 Apr-15 Sept 2006. Cambridge, The Fitzwilliam Museum, 'Creative Writing'.

  • Condition

    Papyrus Survey: Condition Details: Papyrus: bleached, loss, skeletal Black ink Red ink Displayed in Room 62 until 1997 Refused for loan to Munich 2002 Refused for loan to Monaco 2008 Mount Details: Sandwich: glass Frame: wood Object Priority: A Mount Priority: A Overall Condition: C Curatorial condition comment: fair

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  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

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  • Additional IDs

    • Harris 500
Papyrus; Hieratic text.

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Papyrus; Hieratic text.

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