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Book of the Dead of Nebhepet, scribe of the necropolis

This Book of the Dead belongs to Nebhepet, a son of Butehamon. Although shortened in its text, it is richly decorated with many scenes, and constitutes a typical Book of the Dead of the 21th Dynasty. Especially remarkable are the three scenes of rural life, in which the deceased is represented plowing or harvesting wheat and linen, depending on the season. In a sort of allegorical picture, Nebhepet is juxtaposed to Osiris in his various manifestations. The first is the vegetating Osiris, who is linked to the maturation of the grain under sunlight. The second, the lunar form, is associated with the growth of linen under the rays of the moon.

Cat. 1768 TPOP
Cyperus papyrus, ink
22 x 282 cm
1076–944 BCE
Third Intermediate Period
Twenty-first Dynasty
Thebes
Drovetti collection (1824)
Sala 08 Cornice
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