Papyrus for Hunefer – BM EA9901

Hunefer – Hw-nfr
Ranke I, pg. 234, 16

Period: 19th Dynasty

Hunefer and his wife Nasha lived during the Nineteenth Dynasty, in around 1310 B.C.E.. He was a “Royal Scribe” and “Scribe of Divine Offerings.” He was also “Overseer of Royal Cattle,” and the steward of King Sety I. These titles indicate that he held prominent administrative offices and would have been close to the king. The location of his tomb is not known, but he may have been buried at Memphis

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Funerary papyrus
See the 8 frames in the British Museum

Further references:
The Complete Book of The Dead of Hunefer by Richard Parkinson, 2010
Het Egyptische dodenboek. Beroemde Egyptische papyri. Evelyn Rossiter, ISBN 9061131707 – 1985

Book of the Dead papyrus for Hunefer

The Brtitish Museum houses the papyrus in 8 frames.
Good photos of almost all of the frames are available on the BM’s website EA9901-1 to 8
Total length 5.5 metres, height 38 cm

For study and research I recommend using the zoomable pictures from the BM because they have a higher resolution than in the slider. Use the slider for the overview

Click here to view the 5.5 metres long papyrus
Composed of photos © The Trustees of the British Museum

Here an example of the frames in the British Museum

BD BM EA9901 1-8

Hunefer’s high status is reflected in the fine quality of his Book of the Dead, which was specially produced for him. This, and a Ptah-Sokar-Osiris figure, inside which the papyrus was found, are the only objects which can be ascribed to Hunefer. The vignette illustrating the “Opening of the Mouth” ritual is one of the most famous pieces of papyrus in The British Museum collection, and gives a great deal of information about this part of the funeral