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papyrus

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA9964,20

  • Description

    Book of the Dead of Nebamun; sheet 20; red and black ink; full colour vignettes; yellow borders.

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 39.5 centimetres (frame)
    • Length: 43.5 centimetres (frame)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        cursive hieroglyphic
      • Inscription Translation

        Titles/epithets include : Estate Overseer; Treasury Scribe of the King in Pernefer; Dockyard Overseer of the King; Scribe reckoning silver and gold of the Lord of the Two Lands Titles/epithets include : Lady of the House Titles/epithets include : Dignitary; Scribe; Overseer of Herds of Amun Titles/epithets include : Lady of the House Titles/epithets include : Lady of the House Titles/epithets include : Lady of the House
      • Inscription Comment

        BD 132,94,63B,8 (with vignettes)
  • Curator's comments

    To be published by Guenther Lapp (Basel).

  • Bibliography

    • Quirke 1993 121 bibliographic details
  • Condition

    Papyrus Survey: Condition Details: Papyrus: loss, abraded, delaminating, frayed Black ink Red ink Pigment Backed: brown paper Mount Details: Sandwich: glass Binding: Filmoplast T self adhesive linen tape Object Priority: B Mount Priority: A Overall Condition: B Curatorial condition comment: fair (incomplete)

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    24 June 2010

    Treatment proposal

    Remounting circa 85 papyri, including frames of Ani, Anhai, Nakht and Hunefer, for exhibition. ‘Float mounts’ as preferred by Design where possible – consolidation and repair of papyrus as necessary.

    Remounting circa 85 papyri, including frames of Ani, Anhai, Nakht and Hunefer, for exhibition. ‘Float mounts’ as preferred by Design where possible – consolidation and repair of papyrus as necessary.

    Remounting circa 85 papyri, including frames of Ani, Anhai, Nakht and Hunefer, for exhibition. ‘Float mounts’ as preferred by Design where possible – consolidation and repair of papyrus as necessary.

    Condition

    The papyrus is mounted between glass and board bound with linen tape. The fragment is backed on brown paper and many of the papyrus fibres are twisted and frayed. The edges are quite dark and generally the fragment is in poor condition. The vignettes, painted in red and white only, are reasonably well preserved, but areas of the text have suffered surface abrasion and are lost. There are pencil notes on the backing paper.

    Treatment details

    The papyrus was examined before opening the mount. This was done by removing the tape and then top glass. Papyrus and backing could then be removed from the backboard by easing off with a palette knife. The backing paper was then trimmed away around the contours of the papyrus. The fragment was remounted between glass by attaching the whole to the bottom glass with Japanese paper hinges using *wsp*.

    Mounted between glass and sealed with Lineco neutral pH white gummed linen tape, then bound with Filmoplast T self-adhesive linen tape.

    About these records 

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Title: Book of the Dead
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1868

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA9964,20

  • Registration number

    1868,1102.525.20

  • Additional IDs

    • Sheet.20

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