Nesyamennesettawy papyrus – Berlin 26

Nesyamennesettawy nsy-imn-nst-tAwy
Ranke I, pg. 174, 1
The name means ‘The one who belongs to the lord Amen of Karnak’
Ex collection Minutoli
Purchased in 1823
Early or middle 21st Dynasty (Niwinski)

God’s father of Amen-Re, the kings of the gods

Source: Egyptian Museum Berlin
Mythological Papyrus: Adoration of Re in the West in 21 Forms of the Sun God and Invocation
New Kingdom, Dynasty 20, 12th century BC
H 24 cm, L 159 cm, Inv.-No. P 3153

It is a particularity of Egyptian religion to visualise in various ways, and thereby make comprehensible, the invisible. The row of 21 gods on this papyrus presents a shortened version of the Litany of the Sun, normally consisting of 74 evocation which praise the sungod Re during his descent in the evening, his travels through the and his rising in the morning from underworld. Re, during his travels, takes on different forms in order to document his various functions: The bound prisoners show Re in his function as punisher, the mummy shaped figure with the scarab as a head shows the form of the god at the beginning of the day. The owner of the Papyrus was a Theben priest called Nes-Amun-nesut-tauj who is shown kneeling at both ends of the roll.

BA P.3153, Berlin 26, Neues Museum, downstairs

Amduat papyrus for Nesyamennesettawy

Amduat papyrus for Nesyamennesettawy, length 157 cm, height 22.5 cm (Niwinski), Berlin Museum 159 cm, 24 cm
BA P.3153, Berlin 26, Type BA.I.1 Niwinski
Photo and panorama view VB 2022 (quality remarks)