Sheet from an Amduat: What is in the Netherworld
This vignette comes from a papyrus that belonged to an official named Ankhefenmut. He is shown here in a position of adoration before the god Re-Horakhty. Although scenes depicting private individuals in the presence of a god are known from as early as the Middle Kingdom, they did not become popular until the Ramesside Period.
- Medium: Papyrus, pigment
- Possible Place Collected: Thebes, Egypt
- Dates: 945-712 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XXII Dynasty
- Period: Third Intermediate Period
- Dimensions: 8 7/8 x 13 3/8 in. (22.6 x 34 cm) Frame: 14 3/8 x 19 1/8 in. (36.5 x 48.5 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 37.1826Ea
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: Sheet from an Amduat: What is in the Netherworld, 945-712 B.C.E. Papyrus, pigment, 8 7/8 x 13 3/8 in. (22.6 x 34 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1826Ea
- Catalogue Description: Papyrus inscribed for a hem-neter of Amun-Re, king of the Gods, Ankhefenmut, son of a man named Wenenefer. To the right is a vignette, rendered as a line drawing, showing the deceased making an offering of incense to a seated Re-Horakhty. To the left, and covering over one half of the papyrus, is an eight line inscription in Hieratic. Condition: The various strips of the sheet have separated in many places. The lower right hand corner of the vignette, including the figure of Ankhefenmut from the waist down, is missing.
- Record Completeness: Best (82%)