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papyrus

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA10474,4

  • Description

    Papyrus; Hieratic text recto: Teaching of Amenemope; verso: start of Onomasticon of Amenemope(smudged).

  • Culture/period

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  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 59.8 centimetres (frame)
    • Width: 30.7 centimetres (frame)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Hieratic
      • Inscription Position

        verso
      • Inscription Comment

        Four columns of smudged version of the Onomasticon of Amenemope.
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Hieratic
      • Inscription Position

        recto
      • Inscription Comment

        Teaching of Amenemope. 11.1-11.11 chapter 8 11.12-13.9 chapter 9(and rubric) 13.10-14.3 chapter 10 14.4-14.19 chapter 11
  • Curator's comments

    Published: Vincent Laisney, l'Enseignement d'Amenemope; Studia Pohl 16; Rome, Pontifical Bible Institute;
    N. Strudwick, Masterpieces of Ancient Egypt, London 2006, pp. 240-1.The teaching of Amenemope (P BM EA 10474) is translated in M. Lichtheim, Ancient Egyptian literature: a book of readings, 3 vols. (University of California Press, 1973-1980), Volume II, pp. 146-163. There is unfortunately no fully integrated publication of this papyrus. Photographs and a somewhat unreliable transcription into hieroglyphs can be found in Budge, Hieratic Papyri in the British Museum, second series (London 1923); the recent standard treatment contains a transliteration, but no transcription of the hieratic into a hieroglyphic hand, although there are notes on the readings of various words: I. Grumach, Untersuchungen zur Lebenslehre des Amenope. Münchner ägyptologische Studien (Munich and Berlin: Deutscher Kunstverlag) 23, 1972. New study to be published by Vincent Laisney (Pontifical Bible Institute). Verso text published by Herbin BIFAO 86 (1986), 187-98.Tarasenko, Mykola. 2016. Studies on the vignettes from chapter 17 of the Book of the Dead. I, The image of mś.w Bdšt in ancient Egyptian mythology (Archaeopress Egyptology 16), Oxford, p. 45, 106.

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  • Bibliography

    • Trismegistos 111307 (http://www.trismegistos.org/text/111307) bibliographic details
    • Strudwick 2006 p.240 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    Papyrus Survey: Condition Details: Papyrus: bloom, loss, fractured, creased Black ink Red ink Tabbed: kraft paper Tabbed: silk Supported locally: glassine paper Mount Details: Sandwich: glass Binding: cloth Object Priority: B Mount Priority: A Overall Condition: B Curatorial condition comment: good

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Teaching of Amenemope
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1888

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA10474,4

  • Registration number

    1888,0515.3.4

  • Additional IDs

    • Frame.4

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