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Tjanefer papyrus – Cairo 81

Tjanefer– TA-nfr
Daressy A.151 – Shabtis Bab el Gasus
Also known as Tchanefer, Tjainefer
Ranke I, pg. 387, 9, Ranke II, pg. 398
The name means ‘The beautiful young bird’

Second Prophet of Amen-Re, the king of the gods, Prophet of Montu, lord of Thebes, Prophet of Khnum, lord of the Cataract, God’s father beloved of the God, Chief of the secrets in the sky, on the earth and in the Duat, The one who opens the doors of the sky in Karnak, Setem-priest in the horizon of the eternity, Chief of the herds of the house in the domain of Amen

NB the title Second Prophet was given to him at the end of his life (Aubert pg. 101, from a wooden stele described by A. Zayed (1968) Cairo 9451, pg. 160), Inv. no. T.20/12/24/13

Son of HPA Menkheperra A and Isetemkhebit J, (half-)brother of Pinedjem IIHori, Ankhefenmut C and Meretamen and married to his half-sister Gautseshenu A

In addition to the two sons determined by the scientific community, Pinedjem A (A.146 not in this overview) and Menkheperra B (A.147), France Jamen states that there was also a third son, namely Nesyamun (A.148), see Bab El-Gasus in Context: Rediscovering the Tomb of the priests of Amun, pg. 172-173

BD S.R.VII.10244 = JE 33997, Cairo 81, staircase, room 5

Book of the Dead Papyrus for Tjanefer

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Book of Dead for Tjanefer, Length 570 cm, Height 35 cm. View in full screen
BD S.R.VII.10244 = JE 33997, Cairo 81, Type: BD.III.1a Niwinski
Photo and panorama view VB 2021 (quality remarks)