- Museum number
- Series: The Greenfield Papyrus
Book of the Dead of Nestanebetisheru; frame 57.
Black line vignette (of Spell 153A) depicting a net and a tree. One of the pegs streching the net is adorned with a human head. No labels. Below is one column of hieratic text written in red and black ink: Spell 182.
- Production date
- 950 BC - 930 BC (circa)
Height: 54 centimetres (frame)
Height: 48 centimetres (papyrus)
Width: 25.70 centimetres (frame)
Width: 22.50 centimetres (papyrus)
Depth: 1 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 July – September, Tokyo, Mori museum, The Book of the Dead: Journey Through the Afterlife
2012, October - November, Fukuoka Museum of Art, The Book of the Dead
2013, May - September, Perth, Western Australian Museum, The Book of the Dead
- Papyrus Survey:
Papyrus: stained, loss
Backed: brown paper
Displayed in Room 62 until 1997
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.57