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Book of the Dead of Isiuret

Fragment of the Book of the Dead of Isiuret

It is a fragment of the Book of the Dead in a fairly complete version .
The papyrus is divided into seven frames from when Ernesto Schiaparelli studied it that divided 6 boards on the margins of which he noted the present chapters: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XV, XVII, XVIII, XXI, XXVIII, XXX and a seventh table picked up the fragments that it was impossible to replace.
The papyrus belonged to a woman named Isiuret. In the scene in the lower register one distinguishes the deceased sitting with her husband while a priest offers them libations and perfumes: in the upper register the birth of the sun greeted by the goddesses Isis and Nephthys in the form of kites and hamadryads can be seen.

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: E 0.9.40146
Place of discovery
  Place of discovery:

Unknown, brought to Italy by the consul Giuseppe Acerbi

  Definizione: Papyrus with writing
  Title or subject:

Fragment of the Book of the Dead of Isiuret

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: Ptolemaic period
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Height: 34cm
  Width: 65cm
  Varie: Conservation status: fragmentary

1883-1884, Levi S., “Le antichità egiziane di Brera” in Atti dell’Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Memorie della Classe di Scienze Morali, serie III, vol. XII, pp.1-51 

1963, Curto S., “A ricordo di due egittologi dimenticati” in Istituto Lombardo. Accademia di Scienze e Lettere, Atti del Congresso di Studi sulla Lombardia e l’Oriente, Milano, p. 108

1979, Lise G., “Musei e Gallerie di Milano. Museo Archeologico: raccolta egizia”, Milano,p. 27 (cat.72), tables 94-100


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