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Cat.1833

  • Document
  • Writing Recto

General description

Book of the Dead

Cat. 1833 is a colourful Book of the Dead papyrus made for the woman Tayesnakht, on the far right hand side of the papyrus she is depicted being transported to her grave on a boat as part of a long procession. Her mummy is placed upright and the "Opening of the Mouth Ritual" is performed to restore her senses. At  the bottom of the following scene, she is shown sitting on a stool before a person who is performing a libation offering for her. The next vignettes at the top of the papyrus show Tayesnakht adoring several gods with accompanying spells written in hieratic below them. A little further to the left, Tayesnakht is seen fending off several different animals as part of the protective spells that are written underneath the images. The following full sized scene depicts the Elysian Fields. To the left is another large scene where the heart of Tayesnakht is weighed against the feather of justice in order to verify if she had led a righteous life. 

Epoch

Graeco-Roman Period (332 BC-565 AD)

Dynasty

Ptolemaic Period (305-30 BC)

Pharaoh

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Provenance

Thebes/Deir el-Medina (?)

Acquisition: Drovetti, Bernardino

Acquisition Date: 1824

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Image(s)

Image

  • Text 1

Hieroglyphs

  • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs

Translation

Cat. 1833
Name of the deceased: Taiesnakht
Name of the mother: Tanakht

Contributor

Juan José Archidona Ramírez (JJAR)

Script

hieratic

Text type

Book of the Dead

Keywords

spell 010, spell 032, spell 106, spell 020, spell 100, spell 104, spell 146, spell 019, spell 163, spell 013, spell 159, spell 125, spell 148, spell 117, spell 017, spell 157, spell 001, spell 054, spell 040, spell 138, spell 085, spell 098, spell 160, spell 015, spell 057, spell 018, spell 120, spell 156, spell 002, spell 129, spell 044, spell 103, spell 108, spell 145, spell 121, spell 089, spell 039, spell 043, spell 026, spell 012, spell 165, spell 076, spell 071, spell 119, spell 093, spell 164, spell 092, spell 058, spell 004, spell 021, spell 132, spell 100/129, spell 139, spell 147, spell 031, spell 158, spell 126, spell 048, spell 127, spell 041, spell 123, spell 137, spell 162, spell 052, spell 110, spell 091, spell 109, spell 144, spell 124, spell 056

Epoch

Graeco-Roman Period (332 BC-565 AD)

Dynasty

Ptolemaic Period (305-30 BC)

Pharaoh

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Drawing

Yes

Drawing description

red, white green, blue, black, yellow

Bibliographical reference

Totenbuchprojekt Bonn, TM 57577

Museo Egizio