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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Book of the Dead of Hornedjitef; frame 1; Hieratic text.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 3rdC BC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 63 centimetres
    • Height: 43.8 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Script

      • Inscription Translation

        Titles/epithets include : God's Father; Priest of Amun in Ipetsut; Priest of the White One; Priest of Horus; Priest of the Good God; Follower of the Queen; Priest of Khonspatjauankh; Priest of Isis and Iq Titles/epithets include : Lady of the House; Sistrum-Player of Amun-Ra Titles/epithets include : God's Father; Priest of Amun in Ipetsut
  • Curator's comments

    S. Walker and M. Bierbrier, Fayum. Misteriosi volti dall'Egitto, London 1997, p. 58 [28];
    N. Strudwick, Masterpieces of Ancient Egypt, London 2006, pp. 294-7.
    Mosher, Malcom Jr. 2016. The Book of the Dead, Saite through Ptolemaic periods : a study of traditions evident in versions of texts and vignettes (SPBD Studies), vol. I (BD Spells 1-15) and II (BD Spells 16, 18-30), Charleston.


  • Bibliography

    • Walker & Bierbrier 1997 120 bibliographic details
    • Trismegistos 48381 ( bibliographic details
    • Quirke 1993 80 bibliographic details
    • Strudwick 2006 p.294-6 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G62/dc20

  • Exhibition history


    1997 22 Oct-1998 30 Apr, Italy, Rome, Fondaione Memmo, Ancient Faces

  • Condition

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

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Book of the Dead
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number


  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • Frame.1
Book of the Dead of Hornedjitef; sheet 1; Hieratic text.


Book of the Dead of Hornedjitef; sheet 1; Hieratic text.

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