- Museum number
Late 18th Dynasty papyrus with hieratic literary text on recto: The Teaching of Ptahhotep column 1, with blank margin. This sheet contains the Title, Prologue and maxims 1-2 (verses [ed. Zaba] 1-66). Part of an archive of literary texts, mostly now in Moscow, apparently from Luxor. The manuscript is carefully written with rubrics marking the start of verses and some corrections.
Length: 66 centimetres (frame)
Width: 29.20 centimetres (frame)
- Curator's comments
Edition: Caminos, Literary Fragments in the Hieratic Script (1956), pp.52-3, pl. 28-30.
Z. Zaba, Les maximes de Ptahhotep (1956), L2
The text of this poem is available on T.L.A. (http://aaew.bbaw.de/tla/).
Translation of text: R. B. Parkinson, The Tale of Sinuhe and Other Egyptian Poems (1999), pp. 246-72; Rde 6: 32
On archive see e.g. Parkinson, Poetry and Culture (2002), pp. 311
Being re-studied by Fedrik Hagen (Cambridge) and Alice Heyne (Basel)
See F. Hagen, An Ancient Egyptian Literary Text in Context; The Instruction of Ptahhotep (OLA 218; Leuven; Peeters), 2012, 179-82.
- On display (G61/dc4/sA)
- Papyrus Survey:
Papyrus: loss, fractured, insect attack
Black ink (loss)
Checked for loan to Japan 2002
Binding: filmoplast t self adhesive linen tape
Object Priority: A
Mount Priority: A
Overall Condition: B
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Teaching of Ptahhotep
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
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- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Frame.1