Pyramid Text of Pepy I



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 sold in 1919 with h a much larger fragment (1973.2.308.1). Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession no. 18875: Two ancient Egyptian mural fragments with inscriptions. 10¼" x 5 and 6" x 6. Purchased 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).