- Museum number
- Series: The Greenfield Papyrus
Book of the Dead of Nestanebetisheru; frame 12.
Black line vignette of a mound with legs and eyes; two birds, one in flight; two seated and two standing, mummiform ancient Egyptian gatekeepers; two fire altars; a block with three snake heads emerging out of the top with an ancient Egyptian gatekeeper standing with a knife; the deceased adoring a scene that includes Nephthys. A hieroglyphic label written in black ink identifies the deceased. Below is one column of hieratic text written in black and red ink. Spells 23, 24, 25, 26.
- Production date
- 950 BC - 930 BC (circa)
Height: 54 centimetres (frame)
Height: 47 centimetres (papyrus)
Width: 44.60 centimetres (frame)
Width: 40.20 centimetres (papyrus)
Depth: 0.90 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
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: stained, loss
Backed: brown paper/backboard
Displayed in Room 62 until 1992
Binding: Filmoplast T self adhesive linen tape
Object Priority: A
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.12