Amduat Papyrus Inscribed for Tiye

Third Intermediate Period

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The lady Tiye, a singer in the cult of the god Amun-Re, commissioned this papyrus for her burial, believing that its contents would assist her in entering the afterlife. She has chosen a style that includes little text; instead, her papyrus condenses complex mythological conceptions into abbreviated scenes. The vignette on the right shows Tiye standing before Osiris, principal god of the Netherworld (Duat). At center right, she worships the sun god in the form of a ram, and at center left she stands over an offering table holding a tray of unguent jars, apparently directed toward the various inhabitants of the Duat depicted on the left.

Amduat Papyrus Inscribed for  Tiye, Papyrus, ink

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