Fragment of linen



Accession Number
W868
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Offerings case
Object Type
Written document
Period
Graeco-Roman Period
Material
Textile/fibres (Linen)
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Length: 690mm | Height: 100mm
Number of Elements
1
Animal
Snake
Divine Name
Duamutef | Hapy (son of Horus) | Imsety | Qebehsenuef

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Description

This section of linen is decorated with a hieratic text of Chapters 148 and 149 from the 'Book of the Dead'. Chapter 148 is a spell to provide the dead with nourishment, and Chapter 149 describes the fourteen mounds of the Underworld. The illustrations show the first five mounds (represented by horseshoe shapes). The figures of the Four Sons of Horus, and a snake (a serpent on the fourth mound is called 'Shooter of Two Knives') are being carried by three men and a man and animal headed deities brandishing knives. The owner of the fragment is Djed-Hor, son of Ta. It dates to the Graeco-Roman Period.

Bibliography

Anonymous. 1996. The face of Egypt: Swansea Festival exhibition: 5 October 1996–5 January 1997. Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. [Cat. 126]