Henuttawy C papyrus – MMA 60

Henuttawy C – Hnwt-tAwy
Tomb MMA 60, Winlock excavation 1924
Also known as Henouttaouy, Henuttaui, Henettawy
Ranke I, pg. 244, 12
The name means ‘The lady of the Two Lands’

Chantress of Amun, Mistress of the House, Chief of the Harim of Amun, Flautist of Mut, God’s Mother of Khonsu

Daughter of the Isetemakhbit C and Menkheperre

She was buried in MMA 60 in Deir el-Bahari. See Wikipedia

Discovered inside Henettawy’s Osiris figure (25.3.35a, b), this papyrus had been tightly rolled and tied with a tape of papyrus on one side.The scroll starts on viewer right with a painted vignette showing Henettawy presenting a jar of ointment to a figure of Osiris, captioned with carefully drawn hieroglyphs. The remainder of the papyrus is filled with columns of text written in a cursive script called hieratic. These are chapters from the Book of Coming Forth by Day (known as the Book of the Dead), each headed by a title in red ink. The drawing and hieroglyphs in the scene were done by one draftsman, the hieratic text by another (source MET)

The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 126
Photo: VB 2023

Book of the Dead papyrus for Henuttawy C

Book of the Dead papyrus for Henettawy C, length 166.4 cm, height 24.1 cm
BD MET 25.3.29, New York 6, Type BD.I.2 Niwinski
See also Metropolitain Museum papyrus Henettawy
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Panorama view VB 2022