Princeton University Library Catalog

[Book of the Dead]

Format:
  • Manuscript, Book
Description:
4 fragments: papyrus; 599. 4 cm
Restrictions note:
Restricted: Papyri must be acclimatized for at least 24 hours before they can be used in the reading room. Researchers must request papyri at least a full day before their actual visit. For appointments, contact Don C. Skemer, Curator of Manuscripts, dcskemer@princeton.edu.
Notes:
  • Ms. fragment
  • With polychrome illustrations. Owner is Iwt.nyr.syh (Iwtlsyh?), a name possibly of Semitic origin.
  • Includes chapters 84, 77, 86, 85, 88, 114, 38, 105, 31, and 125. The Book of the Dead spells show the following sequence: 1, 124, 83, 84, 77, 86, 85, 63b, 102, 26, 81a, 87, 72, 88, 136b, 116, 62, 38a, 105, 31, 24, 188, 125, plus fragmentary vignettes of spells 144/146 and 148 above the first few spells (124, 83, 84, 77).
References:
Barbara Lüscher, Der Totenbuch-Papyrus Princeton Pharaonic Roll 5, Beiträge zum Alten Ägypten, 2 (Basel: Orientverlag, 2008); Thomas Schneider, "The First Documented Occurence of the God Yahweh? (Book of the Dead, Princeton 'Roll 5')," Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions, vol. 7, no. 2 (2007), pp. 113-120.
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Subject(s):
Manuscripts, (Papyri) [Browse]
Other title(s):
Princeton Papyri Collections (C0401), Princeton Pharaonic Roll 5.
Other standard number:
  • Princeton Pharaonic Roll 5
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