- Museum number
- Series: The Greenfield Papyrus
Book of the Dead of Nestanebetisheru; frame 2.
Right-hand side continues Spell 1 with vignette showing funeral over two registers. No labels. One column of hieratic text written in red and black ink below. Left-hand side shows sunrise vignette with Isis and Nephthys. No labels.
- Production date
- 950 BC - 930 BC (circa)
Height: 52.20 centimetres (frame)
Height: 47.50 centimetres (papyrus)
Width: 52.20 centimetres (frame)
Width: 46.40 centimetres (papyrus)
Depth: 0.60 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
1983 Sep-Dec, Memphis, Art Gallery of Memphis, A Divine Tour of Ancient Egypt
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, stained, fractured, delaminating
Backed: brown paper
Displayed in Room 62 until 1992
Checked for loan to Stuttgart 2007 (not sent)
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.2