- Museum number
- Series: The Greenfield Papyrus
Book of the Dead of Nestanebetisheru; frame 85.
Black line vignette of deceased adoring solar barque containing sun-god as it is dragged by gatekeepers and supported by four Heh-deities. hieroglyphic labels written in black ink, above deceased and Sun-God.
- Production date
- 950 BC - 930 BC (circa)
Length: 80 centimetres
Width: 54 centimetres
- 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
2008, 3 Mar-20 Jul. Cankarjev Dom, Slovenia: Pharaonic Renaissance.
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:
Red ink (faint)
Backed: brown paper
Displayed in Room 62 until 1997
Checked for loan to Newcastle 2005
Binding: Filmoplast T self adhesive linen tape
Object Priority: B
Mount Priority: A
Overall Condition: B
Curatorial condition comment:
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Frame.85