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Book of the Dead of Amen-hotep

Book of the Dead of Amenhotep
The fragment was part of the Book of the Dead written for the general of the army (the head of the army) and the admiral (the overseer of the boats) Amenhotep; sixteen columns written in clear cursive hieroglyphs are preserved. The first eleven columns quote 29 chapters (title: formula not to remove from the justified his heart in the necropolis) and the chapter 30B of the Book of the Dead, while in the columns from the twelfth to the sixteenth an index is given (To be said over a semiprecious scarab). On the left of the columns of the text a fragment of the representation of the deceased is visible, dressed in a tunic with short sleeves and a skirt reaching down to his knees; over his head a well preserved line of text relates his name and his titles. The upper part of the fragment is occupied by the scene of the weighing of the heart , and is very fragmentary. At the centre the scale is depicted; to the right of which are shown the Four sons of Horus; on the left the god Thoth, the goddess Maat and the god Osiris are represented, of whom only the big sceptre is visible – the heqa, that he carries in his hands but who is identifiable by the column of hieroglyphs, placed before him that called him "Osiris, Lord of Maat".
Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: inv. 104
  Definizione: Papyrus with writing
  Class and ware: Funerary furnishings
  Title or subject: Book of the Dead of Amenhotep
Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: New Kingdom – XVIII dynasty
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Height: 31,5
  Width: 30,5
  Varie: Painted papyrus; height 31.5 cm, length 30.5 cm
  Bibliography: 1838, Rosellini I., “breve notizia intorno un frammento di papiro funerario egizio esistente nel Ducale Museo di Parma”, Parma