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Papyrus; Hieratic text recto: Teaching of Amenemope; verso: two Hymns, one to Re-Horakhty and only one to Iah (the Moon).
Length: 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.
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).
Verso text: the hymn to Re is published by J. Assmann, Liturgische Lieder an den Sonnengott, MÄS 19, Berlin 1969, p. 412; the hymn for Iah is published by F.-R. Herbin, in: BIFAO 82, 1982, 237-82.
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
- Papyrus Survey:
Papyrus: bloom, fractured, loss, stained
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
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Frame.7