The two funerary papyri of Queen Nedjmet (P. BM EA 10490 and P. BM EA 10541 + Louvre E. 6258)

Giuseppina Lenzo

This paper presents two funerary papyri attributable to Queen Nedjmet at the beginning of Dynasty 21 and that probably originate from the Royal Cache in Deir el-Bahari. P. BM EA 10541 + Louvre E. 6258 is a hieroglyphic Book of the Dead. Besides Nedjmet, the High Priest Herihor is also mentioned in this papyrus. The second manuscript (P. BM EA 10490) is a hieratic Book of the Dead with a very particular content: alongside the traditional spells of the Book of the Dead, we find a text not attested before in this corpus, together with vignettes from the Book of Caverns. This paper aims to present the preliminary results of a new study and translation of these two papyri, in order to define their place and function within the history of the Book of the Dead during the Third Intermediate Period.

The two funerary papyri of Queen Nedjmet (P. BM EA 10490 and P. BM EA 10541 + Louvre E. 6258)

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Lenzo, G. 2010. The two funerary papyri of Queen Nedjmet (P. BM EA 10490 and P. BM EA 10541 + Louvre E. 6258). BMSAES 15, 63–83. http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/online_journals/bmsaes/issue_15/lenzo.aspx

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