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Book of Breathings of Petamenophis

This text is a collection of spells to allow the deceased to breath in the netherworld, revive his soul, rejuvenate his body, and unite him with Re and the other celestial gods. Like other Egyptian funerary books, its purpose is to preserve the body intact to grant the soul of the deceased a healthy and happy life in the netherworld.

Cat. 1861/02
Cyperus papyrus, ink
21 x 21 cm
123–123 CE
Roman Period
Hadrian
Thebes, Khokha / tomb of Djehutymes (TT 32)
Drovetti collection (1824)
Not on display
Museo Egizio