Pyramid Text of Pepy I card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Pyramid Text of Pepy I


Currently not on display


Fragment of limestone preserving parts of three incised hieroglyphs and a vertical line which divided the text into columns. The stone is inscribed on one side and the hieroglyphs have traces of green pigment paste. In 2007 the object was identified as coming from the antechamber of Pepy I's pyramid at Saqqara. It was acquired along with a much larger fragment (1973.2.308.1) at Sotheby's London, 18 July 1919 lot 141 "Two ancient Egyptian mural fragments with inscriptions; also a small wood carved Hawk" (1919 p. 13).