Djehutymes papyrus – Turin 10

Djehutymes DHwty-ms
Probably from Thebes, 21th Dynasty, acquisition in 1824
Ranke I, pg. 408, 5

Writer, Writer of the temple of Amen, Wab-priest of Amen-Re, Wab-priest of Mut

This papyrus presents scenes from the Amduat, the Book of the Dead, the Book of the Night and the Book of Gates. The so-called etiquette states the deceased’s name and titles on the manuscript’s right-hand side

The treatise’s structure consists of two horizontal registers juxtaposing different episodes through conceptual and symbolic processes

On the manuscript’s left-hand side, the scribe presents the following scene: The Twelve Goddesses with Snakes (Amduat, Twelfth Hour) in the top register and Book of Gates scene 17 (Fourth Division) in the bottom register

On the manuscript’s right-hand side in the top register, the scribe presents the following scenes: The Solar Boat (Book of the Dead chapter 102/Book of Gates) and The Jackals or Westerners bA.w (Book of the Night, Twelfth Hour). And in the bottom register: Book of Gates scene 56 (Ninth Division) and 17 (Fourth Division). These episodes also refer to Chapter 24 in the Book of the Dead: Spell for bringing the power of speech back to N. in the god’s realm (“N.” stands for the “name” of the deceased)

On the manuscript’s far right-hand side, a seventeen-column text is used by the scribe to identify the deceased, Djehutymes, as a priest of Amun and Mut, and bookkeeper of the Theban’s clergy estate during the late 21st Dynasty or beginning of the 22nd Dynasty (source Museo Egizio Papyri, research Enrico Pozzi, Shenali Boange)

See also Mythological Papyri 1957, Piankoff and Rambova Plate 21, for description see page 169-170

Amduat papyrus for Djehutymes

Length 104 cm, height 24 cm
BA 1781, Turin 10, Type BA.III.2a Niwinski
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Photo website Museo Egizio and panorama view VB 2022