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Papyrus Sallier 2

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  • Title (object)

    • Papyrus Sallier 2
  • Description

    Papyrus; Hieratic literary text. End of Teaching of Khety (the so-called "Satire on Trades"), begining of Hymn to the Inundation.

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  • Curator's comments

    For edition of the Teaching of Khety (so-called Satire on Trades): S. Jäger Altägyptische Berufstypologien (Lingua Aegyptia Studia Monographica 4, 2004);
    W. Helck, Die Lehre des DwA-xtjj, Kleine Ägyptische Texte, Wiesbaden 1970.
    This manuscript is available on T.L.A. (
    Translation : Parkinson, The Tale of Sinuhe and Other Ancient Egyptian Poems 1940–1649 BC. (Oxford World’s Classics 1999), 273-83.

    col 7 Teaching of Khety = ed Helck 29f-30g col 7.4-7.6: colophon
    For edition of the Hymn to the Inundation: W. Helck, Der Text des "Nilhymnus", KÄT, Wiesbaden 1972;
    D. van der Plas, L'Hymne à la crue du Nil, EU 4, Leiden 1986, passim und Bd. II, 158-161.
    This manuscript is available on T.L.A (
    Translation: M. Lichtheim, Ancient Egyptian Literature. Volume I: The Old and Middle Kingdoms, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London, 1973 (=1975), 204-210.


  • Bibliography

    • Trismegistos 380894 ( bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    Papyrus Survey: Condition Details: Papyrus: insect attack, lifting, bleached Black ink Red ink Backed: white paper Displayed in Sculpture Gallery until 1996 Mount Details: Sandwich: glass Binding: leather Object Priority: B Mount Priority: A Overall Condition: C Curatorial condition comment: fair

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  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

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  • Additional IDs

    • BS.10182 (Birch Slip Number)
    • Frame.11


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