EGYPTIAN WOODEN FRAGMENT FROM THE INNER SARCOPHAGUS OF A LADY

with an extensive Hieroglyphic Inscription of a Late Period variant from the Book of the Dead, spell 145, The knowing of the pylons of the house of Osiris, in the Garden of Aarru. 

 

The fragmentary inscription comprised of prayers to the gods who guard the eighth through twelfth gates of the underworld, and the partial name of the deceased, Ta-iry-emdyes (?)

 

For a thorough treatment,

Sir. P. le Page Renouf, & E. Naville, The Egyptian Book

of the Dead. Translation and Commentary, (London, 1904), pp. 292, ff.

 

Late Period Dynasty XXVI–XXVII, ca. 664–404 BC

 

Height: 11 cm.     (4 5/16 in.)

Width: 48.5 cm.     (19 1/16 in.)

 

With a description of the piece by Dr. Nicholas Byram Millet

(d. 2004), Associate Curator in the Egyptian Department of the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, dated December 1972.

 

Ex: Canadian private collection of Mr. Albert Alpha, Quebec, by 1972.

 

#3839

 

Published: 

Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XIX. (London, 2020) p.11

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