- Museum number
- Series: The Greenfield Papyrus
Book of the Dead of Nestanebetisheru; frame 1.
Right-hand side of sheet contains a black-lined introductory vignette of deceased adoring Osiris with Isis and Nephthys. At least nine lines of hieroglyphic text above (damage at top of papyrus), written in black ink, mention Osiris. Left-hand side shows Spell 1 with a black-lined vignette showing a funeral procession over two registers. No labels. One column of hieratic text (Spell 1) written in red and black ink below.
- Production date
- 950 BC - 930 BC (circa)
Length: 74.50 centimetres (frame)
Width: 53.50 centimetres (frame)
- Curator's comments
Budge, E. A. Wallis, The Greenfield papyrus in the British Museum: the funerary papyrus of Princess Nesitanebtashru, daughter of Painetchem II and Nesi-Khensu, and priestess of Amen-Ra at Thebes, about B.C. 970. London, 1912.
Hughes, Richard Smith, The vignettes in the Greenfield Papyrus in the British Museum (BM EA 10554): the Book of the Dead of Nest-ta-nebt-ashru (950-930 BC) . Ridgecrest, 2013.
Mosher, Catalogue of the Books of the Dead in the BM: The Papyrus of Hor, (2001), p.80 n.25.
N. Billing, Nut the Goddess of Life, USE 5 (2002), p. 331, fig. A.3.
Nicholson and Shaw, Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology (Cambridge 2000), p. 119, p.233 fig.9.3
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2010 4th Nov-2011 6th March, Round Reading Room BM, Book of the Dead
2012 7 July -17 September Mori museum, Tokyo & 6 October-25 November, Fukuoka Museum of Art, The Book of the Dead: Journey Through the Afterlife
- Papyrus Survey:
Papyrus: loss, delaminating, fractured, stained
Backed: brown paper
Supported locally: white paper
Binding: Filmoplast T self adhesive linen tape
Object Priority: B
Mount Priority: A
Overall Condition: B
Curatorial condition comment:
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Book of the Dead
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Frame.1