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Cat.1771

  • Document
  • Writing Recto

General description

Book of the Dead

Cat. 1771 is a Book of the Dead papyrus made for the god's father of Mut named Aeneru, depicted throughout the papyrus either as a priest, bald and in white clothing, or with hair, or as a person of noble descent with hair, a headband and fine clothing.


On the right-hand side of the papyrus, Aeneru is seen in adoration before the mummified god Osiris and the two female goddesses Isis and Nephthys. To the left of this scene, Aeneru is seen adoring the baboon god Thoth. Then we see him in front of a shrine that is decorated with two bullheads and bears the names of 40 different deities. The next scene depicts the Elysian Fields, where Aeneru is seen performing different tasks such as plowing and harvesting. On the left-hand side of the papyrus, we see Aeneru in front of four baboons and the Lake of Fire, followed by a scene where his heart is weighed against a feather to examine if he has lived a just life. The papyrus concludes with three adoration scenes in the top left corner, where a goddess who represents the west, the falcon god Horus, as well as the four ba's, are all being venerated by Aeneru.

Epoch

Third Intermediate Period (1076-664 BC)

Dynasty

Dynasty 21 (1076-944 BC)

Pharaoh

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Provenance

Thebes (?)

Acquisition: Drovetti, Bernardino

Acquisition Date: 1824

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Image(s)

Image

  • Text 1

Hieroglyphs

  • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs

Translation

Cat. 1771
Name and titles of the deceased: The great priest at the front of Mut, the god's father of Mut, the great one, Aeneru

Contributor

Juan José Archidona Ramírez (JJAR)

Script

cursive hieroglyphs

Text type

Book of the Dead

Keywords

spell 125, spell 126, spell 110

Epoch

Third Intermediate Period (1076-664 BC)

Dynasty

Dynasty 21 (1076-944 BC)

Pharaoh

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Drawing

Yes

Drawing description

On the right-hand side of the papyrus, Aeneru is seen in adoration before the mummified god Osiris and the two female goddesses Isis and Nephthys, to the left of this scene, Aeneru is also adoring the baboon god Thoth. Then we see him in front of a shrine that bears the names of 40 different gods and is decorated with two heads of a bull. The next scene depicts the Elysian Fields, where Aeneru is seen performing different tasks such as plowing and harvesting. On the left-hand side of the papyrus, we see Aneru in front of four baboons and the Lake of Fire, followed by a scene where his heart is weighed against a feather to examine if he has lived a just life. The papyrus is concluded with three adoration scenes seen at the far top left, where a goddess who represents the west, the falcon god Horus, and finally the four ba's are all being venerated by Aeneru

Bibliographical reference

Totenbuchprojekt Bonn, TM 134603

Museo Egizio