Papyrus inscribed with an account and a religious text

Middle Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 107

Fragment of a larger document, bearing an account on one side and a religious text, perhaps a spell, on the other. The account lists a number of names with their filiation along with amounts of grain. A line at the bottom of the text suggests that another account was written below it. The text on the other side addresses Seth in his epithet of the Lord of Su and asks that the enemy of the speaker may not exist. The texts were are written by two different hands, the account with small, neat and cursive signs, while the religious text with a rather large, archaic and non-cursive handwriting. The papyrus was found in a tomb along with two other documents, one of which bears the name Harhotep, but the three may very well be unrelated to each other.

Papyrus inscribed with an account and a religious text, Papyrus, ink

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