- Museum number
- Series: The Greenfield Papyrus
Book of the Dead of Nestanebetisheru; frame 5.
Black line vignette of deceased and (her) Ba adoring Ra-Horakhty and a judge of the netherworld followed by a scene of the deceased in a booth before an offering table and a falcon on a standard to the right. Hieroglyphic labels in black ink identify Osiris and the deceased. One column of hieratic text written in black and red ink below. Spell 17, part.
- Production date
- 950 BC - 930 BC (circa)
Height: 52.50 centimetres (frame)
Height: 47.20 centimetres (papyrus)
Width: 37.80 centimetres (frame)
Width: 32.50 centimetres (papyrus)
Depth: 1.30 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
1998 21 Apr-1999 3 Jul, London, The British Library, The Story of Writing
2005 Oct-2006 Feb, Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, Mummy: The Inside Story
2006 7 Mar-6 Aug, Mobile (Alabama), Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center, Mummy: The Inside Story
2006 6 Oct-2007 18 Feb, Tokyo, National Museum of Nature and Science, Mummy: The Inside Story
2007 17 Mar-17 Jun, Kobe City Museum, Mummy: The Inside Story
2010 4th Nov-2011 6th March, Round Reading Room BM, Book of the Dead
2012 7 July -17 September Mori museum, Tokyo, The Book of the Dead: Journey Through the Afterlife
2012 6 October-25 November, Fukuoka Museum of Art, The Book of the Dead: Journey Through the Afterlife
2015 4 Dec – 2016 29 May, National Museum of Singapore, ‘Treasures of the World’s Cultures’
- Papyrus Survey:
Papyrus: stained, deposit
Backed: brown paper
Checked for loan to London 1998
Checked for loan to Houston and Alabama 2005
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.5