- Museum number
Papyrus; hieratic religious text in red and black ink. Sheet 1 bears a 3 line demotic instruction in black ink relating to the hieratic text.
Length: 55.70 centimetres (frame)
Width: 39.30 centimetres (frame)
- Curator's comments
- Thompson's MS Catalogue: "Nos. 1208-9 Originally one (?) demotic papyrus (now palimpsest, partly legible). 10209 has a demotic colophon to the Hieratic religious (Pyramid?) text."
F. Haikal, Two hieratic funerary papyri of Nesmin (BAe XIV-XV; Bruxelles, 1970-72).
Demotic note published by Cary Martin and Kim Ryholt 'Put my Funerary Papyrus in my Mummy ,Please'. JEA 92 (2006), 270-74.
Translation: Mark Smith, Traversing Eternity; Texts for the Afterlife from Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt (Oxford 2009), text no. 8.
Mark Smith, Whose Ritual? Osirian Texts and Texts Written for the Deceased in P. BM EA 10209: A Case Study, in: J. Dieleman and B. Backes, Liturgical Texts for Osiris and the Deceased in Late Period and Grecxo-Roman Egypt, Wiesbaden 2015, 161-178.
- Not on display
- Papyrus Survey:
Backed: brown paper
Object Priority: B
Mount Priority: A
Overall Condition: B
Curatorial condition comment:
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: BS.10209 (Birch Slip Number)
Miscellaneous number: Frame.1