About this object

One of two papyrus rolls inscribed for the lady of the house, chantress of Amun Ra, Djed-iset-iw-s-ankh. This is an abbreviated version of the Amduat ('What is in the Netherworld'). The papyrus is attached to paper backing. It had previously been kept under glass in a light oak picture frame until it was removed in 2008 during conservation.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Writing
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes
  • Date made
    1000 BC about
  • Materials
    Ink; Papyrus
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    Jeremiah James Colman
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes
  • Date collected
    1897
  • Measurements
    245 mm x 688 mm
  • Note
    Other papyrus of Djed-iset-iw-s-ankh is 56.22.673.
  • Related people
    Ethel Mary Colman (Previous owner); Jeremiah James Colman (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: 1921
    How acquired: Donation
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Sold
  • Ethel Mary Colman

    Owned from: 1898
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1921
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Jeremiah James Colman

    Owned from: 1897
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1898
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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