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EA10683,3

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  • COMPASS Title: The Dream Book

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  • Papyrus Chester Beatty III; sheet 3; Hieratic dream text recto; Hieratic literary text verso.  Recto 7-11, Verso 4-5.

    Recto

  • Qenherkhepshef's handwriting (P. Chester Beatty III; sheet 3): the recto contains a copy of a manual for interpreting   dreams written in Middle Egyptian, in a fine literary hand of an unknown scribe (this section is columns 8-11). Qenherkhepshef's instantly recognizable, bold and highly cursive handwriting is apparent on  the verso of this papyrus, where he copied part of a recently composed poem. He also added a copy of a letter he had written to the vizier. The papyrus was later owned by his young wife's second husband  Khaemamen,  and then his son Amennakht, both of whom added their names to the recto in handwriting that is less neat than that of the original copyist of the Dream book, but much less cursive than Qenherkhepshef's (under column 10).

    Full: Front

  • Qenherkhepshef's handwriting (P. Chester Beatty III; sheet 3): the recto contains a copy of a manual for interpreting   dreams written in Middle Egyptian, in a fine literary hand of an unknown scribe (this section is columns 8-11). Qenherkhepshef's instantly recognizable, bold and highly cursive handwriting is apparent on  the verso of this papyrus, where he copied part of a recently composed poem. He also added a copy of a letter he had written to the vizier. The papyrus was later owned by his young wife's second husband  Khaemamen,  and then his son Amennakht, both of whom added their names to the recto in handwriting that is less neat than that of the original copyist of the Dream book, but much less cursive than Qenherkhepshef's (under column 10).

    Full: Front