- Museum number
Papyrus; Hieratic text recto: Teaching of Amenemope; verso: Calendar of Lucky and Unlucky Days.
Length: 54.70 centimetres (frame)
Width: 30.70 centimetres (frame)
- Curator's comments
Published: Vincent Laisney, l'Enseignement d'Amenemope; Studia Pohl 16; Rome, Pontifical Bible Institute.
Verso published: Tagewählerei : das Buch h3t nhh ph.wy dt und verwandte Texte by Ch. Leitz (Ägyptologische Abhandlungen ; Bd. 55 );
N. Strudwick, Masterpieces of Ancient Egypt, London 2006, pp. 240-1.
The teaching of Amenemope (P BM EA 10474) is translated in M. Lichtheim, Ancient Egyptian literature: a book of readings, 3 vols. (University of California Press, 1973-1980), Volume II, pp. 146-163. There is unfortunately no fully integrated publication of this papyrus. Photographs and a somewhat unreliable transcription into hieroglyphs can be found in Budge, Hieratic Papyri in the British Museum, second series (London 1923); the recent standard treatment contains a transliteration, but no transcription of the hieratic into a hieroglyphic hand, although there are notes on the readings of various words: I. Grumach, Untersuchungen zur Lebenslehre des Amenope. Münchner ägyptologische Studien (Munich and Berlin: Deutscher Kunstverlag) 23, 1972. New study to be published by Vincent Laisney (Pontifical Bible Institute).
Tarasenko, Mykola. 2016. Studies on the vignettes from chapter 17 of the Book of the Dead. I, The image of mś.w Bdšt in ancient Egyptian mythology (Archaeopress Egyptology 16), Oxford, p. 45, 106.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2010/11 Oct-Mar, Leiden, National Museum Of Antiquities, Egyptian Magic
- Papyrus Survey:
Papyrus: bloom, residue, fractured, loss
Tabbed: kraft paper
Supported locally: glassine paper
Object Priority: B
Mount Priority: A
Overall Condition: B
Curatorial condition comment:
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Teaching of Amenemope
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Frame.1