About this object

One of two papyrus rolls inscribed for the lady of the house, chantress of Amun-Ra, Djed-iset-iw-s-ankh. Three sheets have been attached to a paper backing, with one sheet being a vignette that shows the owner in adoration before Amenhotep I, and the other two sheets containing texts in hieratic from the 'Spells for going Forth by Day' (i.e., the Book of the Dead). The text contains the following spells: opening of the mouth of the deceased; bringing enchantments to the deceased; remembering the name; giving a heart to the deceased; and not letting the heart of the deceased be taken away.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes
  • Date made
    1000 BC about
  • Materials
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Weston Discovery Centre
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    Jeremiah James Colman
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    245 mm x 590 mm
  • Note
    Other papyrus of Djed-iset-iw-s-ankh is 56.22.674.
  • Related people
    Ethel Mary Colman ( Previous owner); Helen Caroline Colman ( Previous owner); Jeremiah James Colman ( Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner)

Explore related


  • Mummies and Treasures from the Graves

    Start date: 1991-07-10
    End date: 1991-07-10
    Description: An exhibition held at Yong-In Farmland, South Korea, 20 km south of Seoul.


Previous owners

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