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Cat.1769

  • Document
  • Writing Recto

General description

Book of the Dead

Cat. 1769 is a Book of the Dead papyrus made for the mistress of the house Meshasebeq. On this colourful papyrus she is displayed on the right-hand side offering her heart in adoration to a god in the form of a snake. To the left follows an image of her heart painted in white with ten lines of a spell. In this text Meshasebeq asks her heart not to lie about her actions in life and to be allowed passage into the netherworld.


To the left of this scene a female goddess is kneeling in an adoring pose, the four sons of Horus and the god Thoth in the form of a baboon are seated behind her. Next to Thoth we find several demons with knives as well as guardians and spells related to the mounds of the netherworld. The papyrus concludes with a scene depicting four Wedjat-eyes with paddles and a text related to the adoration of the cow goddess Hathor.

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

  • Text 1

Hieroglyphs

  • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs

Translation

Cat. 1769
Name and titles of the deceased: Mistress of the house, Songstress of Amun, Meshasebeq

Contributor

Juan José Archidona Ramírez (JJAR)

Script

cursive hieroglyphs

Text type

Book of the Dead, Amduat

Keywords

spell 148, spell 149, spell 020

Epoch

Third Intermediate Period (1076-664 BC)

Dynasty

Dynasty 21 (1076-944 BC)

Pharaoh

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Drawing

Yes

Drawing description

Colours used: red, white, black, blue, green, pink, yellow Cat. 1769 is a Book of the Dead papyrus made for the mistress of the house Meshasebeq. On this colourful papyrus she is displayed on the right-hand side offering her heart in adoration to a god in the form of a snake. To the left follows an image of her heart painted in white with ten lines of a spell. In this text Meshasebeq asks her heart not to lie about her actions in life, to be allowed passage into the netherworld. To the left of this scene a female goddess is kneeling in an adoring pose, the four sons of Horus and the god Thoth in the form of a baboon are seated behind her. Next to Thoth we find several demons with knives, guardians, and spells related to the mounds of the netherworld. The papyrus is concluded with a scene depicting four Wedjat-eyes with paddels and a text related to the adoration of the cow goddess Hathor.

Bibliographical reference

Totenbuchprojekt Bonn

Museo Egizio