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Magical papyrus of Butehamun with protective texts and vignettes on the recto and annotations including Udjat-eyes in the centre of the verso

This small papyrus carries a protective text, Chapter 100 of the Book of the Dead, in which Butehamon expresses his wish to be a part of the solar rebirth cycle. The vignettes accompanying the text are also connected to the theme of regeneration. This amulet papyrus must have been folded in a small package and hung on the neck with the linen band.

Cat. 1858/a
Cyperus papyrus, ink
12 x 21.5 cm
1076–944 BCE
Third Intermediate Period
Twenty-first Dynasty
Deir el-Medina
Drovetti collection (1824)
Sala 08 Vetrina 01
  • Aston, David A., Burial assemblages of Dynasty 21-25: chronology - typology - developments (Contributions to the Chronology of the Eastern Mediterranean 21), Wien 2009, pp. 258, 317
    Tipo=Opere biblioteca SottoTipo=Monografia o Opere Autore=Aston, David A. Titolo=Burial assemblages of Dynasty 21-25: chronology - typology - developments Sottotiolo= In= Collana=Contributions to the Chronology of the Eastern Mediterranean Opera=21 Luogo=Wien Anno=2009 Menzionato=pp. 258, 317 Illustrazione=
  • Cavillier, Giacomo, The Butehamon Project: Researches on a Royal Scribe in Theban necropolis: Volume I, Trofarello (Torino) 2018, pp.31/32, Fig.II.4 p. 34
    Tipo=Monografia SottoTipo= Autore=Cavillier, Giacomo Titolo=The Butehamon Project: Researches on a Royal Scribe in Theban necropolis: Volume I Sottotiolo= In= Collana= Opera= Luogo=Trofarello (Torino) Anno=2018 Menzionato=pp.31/32 Illustrazione=Fig.II.4 p. 34
  • Cavillier, Giacomo, Butehamon: scriba reale della necropoli: vol. 1 (Aegyptica - Annali dell'Accademia Egizia - Studi e Ricerche 6), Trofarello 2016, passim
    Tipo=Opere biblioteca SottoTipo=Monografia o Opere Autore=Cavillier, Giacomo Titolo=Butehamon: scriba reale della necropoli: vol. 1 Sottotiolo= In= Collana=Aegyptica - Annali dell'Accademia Egizia - Studi e Ricerche Opera=6 Luogo=Trofarello Anno=2016 Menzionato=passim Illustrazione=
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