- Museum number
- Series: The Greenfield Papyrus
Book of the Dead of Nestanebetisheru; frame 63.
Full page black line vignette (of Spell 125) showing judgement and weighing of the heart against Maat. The deceased stands before an enthroned Osiris, with Isis and Nephthys behind him, as Anubis weighs the deceased’s heart whilst Thoth records and Ammit stands by. In the top right-hand corner is a separate register showing a winged-beetle on a barque before four seated figures. Two separate hieroglyphic labels written in black ink identify Osiris.
- Production date
- 950 BC - 930 BC (circa)
Length: 64.60 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
- On display (G63/dc3)
- 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:
Red ink (faint)
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.63