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Demotic Papyrus. On the recto an appeal to the Ibis, Falcon and Baboon gods by two children, Psenthotes and Naneferho. They lament that, after the death of their mother, they were mistreated and abandoned by their father. They ask the gods to protect them and to help them regain what is rightfully theirs.
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Length: 29.5 centimetres
- Width: 15 centimetres
Published: G R Hughes, 'The Cruel Father: A Demotic Papyrus in the Library of G. Michaelides', in Studies Wilson (SAOC 35, 1969), 43-54.
From Hermopolis (?) or Saqqara (?) (Migahid 1986).
Papyrus Survey: Condition Details: Papyrus: cockled, dirty, fractured, fragile, loss, stained Black ink Tabbed: kraft paper Displayed in Sculpture Gallery until 1996 Mount Details: Sandwich: glass Binding: cloth Object Priority: B Mount Priority: A Overall Condition: B Curatorial condition comment: fair
From Michaelides collection.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA69378
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