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The Bremner-Rhind Papyrus

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA10188,1

  • Title (series)

    • The Bremner-Rhind Papyrus
  • Description

    Papyrus of Nesmin; sheet 1 with cols 1-4. Hieratic text. The 'Songs of Isis and Nephthys' are cols. 1--17'; 'the Ritual of Bringing in Sokar' is cols 18-21; the 'Book of Overthrowing Apep' is cols 22-32;; the 'Names of Apep' are cols 32-33.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 305BC (acc. to colophon)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 48.8 centimetres (frame)
    • Width: 29.2 centimetres (frame)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Hieratic
      • Inscription Translation

        Titles/epithets include : God's Father; Priest of Amonrasonther Titles/epithets include : Lady of the House; Sistrum-Player of Amun-Ra Titles/epithets include : God's Father; Priest of Amonrasonther
  • Curator's comments

    Nicholson and Shaw, Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology (Cambridge 2000), p. 238

    The 'Songs of Isis and Nephthys' are cols. 1--17'; 'the Ritual of Bringing in Sokar' is cols 18-21; the 'Book of Overthrowing Apep' is cols 22-32;; the 'Names of Apep' are cols 32-33.

    Translations by Faulkner in JEA 22 (1936): 121-40.

    Mark Smith, Traversing Eternity; Texts for the Afterlife from Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt (Oxford 2009), text no. 2, 3.

    Lorton, "The 'Triumphal Poem' of the Creator in Papyrus Bremner-Rhind," NSSEA 7/4 (August 1977), 17-23

    Subject of masters thesis: - Etudes grammaticales du papyrus Bremner- Rhind. Jacqueline Lustmann, EPHE IV.

    A. Cabrol, Les voies processionnelles de Thebes, OLA 97, (2001), p. 637-638 [l. 26, 21]

    G. Pinch, Magic in Ancient Egypt (London 1994), fig.45 (correct image?).

    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. 5.

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  • Bibliography

    • Faulkner 1933 bibliographic details
    • Quirke 1993 139 bibliographic details
    • Trismegistos 48496 (http://www.trismegistos.org/text/48496) bibliographic details
    • Trismegistos 90892 (http://www.trismegistos.org/text/90892) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    Papyrus Survey: Condition Details: Papyrus Black ink Red ink Backed: brown paper Mount Details: Sandwich: glass Binding: self adhesive tape Object Priority: B Mount Priority: A Overall Condition: B Curatorial condition comment: fair

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1865

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA10188,1

  • Registration number

    .10188.1

  • Additional IDs

    • Frame.1
Papyrus of Nesmin; sheet 1; Hieratic text. The 'Songs of Isis and Nephthys' are cols. 1--17'; 'the Ritual of Bringing in Sokar' is cols 18-21; the 'Book of Overthrowing Apep' is cols 22-32;; the 'Names of Apep' are cols 32-33.

Papyrus of Nesmin; sheet 1; Hieratic text. The 'Songs of Isis and Nephthys' are cols. 1--17'; 'the Ritual of Bringing in Sokar' is cols 18-21; the 'Book of Overthrowing Apep' is cols 22-32;; the 'Names of Apep' are cols 32-33.

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