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The Lamentations of Isis and Nephthys

Fragmentary Osirian Papyri, Part I

2 Volumes

A definitive collection of the ancient Egyptian liturgy’s many textual variants.

An ancient Egyptian liturgy, The Lamentations of Isis and Nephthys tells the story of how two sister goddesses resurrected the murdered god Osiris. No single version of the poem exists, and various forms have been discovered for use in both formal religious ceremonies and private funerary services. This edition collects all known copies and variants of the ritual text alongside extensive commentary from two leading scholars.

500 pages | 36 color plates, 57 line drawings | 8 1/4 x 11 3/4

Carsten Niebuhr Institute Publications

History: Ancient and Classical History

Religion: Religion and Literature

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Table of Contents

Concordance of Papyri and Other Objects

I Introduction

II Content and Structure
II.1 Content
II.2 Structure

III Provenance and Date

IV Catalogue
IV.1 pBerlin 3008 (B 3008)
IV.2 pBM 10332 + Oxford Bodleian Library Ms. Egypt.d.8 (P) + pLiverpool M11190 (BM/BL/Li)
IV.3 pLeiden T 31 (Ld 31)
IV.4 pCarlsberg 589 + PSI inv. I 104 + pBerlin 29022a/b (C 589)
IV.5 pCarlsberg 160 + PSI inv. I 122 + pBerlin 14405m + pBerlin 23242 + pBM 10973 (8) + pMichigan 6397j (C 160)
IV.6 pCarlsberg 648 + PSI inv. I 195 + pTebt. Tait 27 (C 648)
IV.7 PSI inv. I 192 (PSI I 192)
IV.8 pCarlsberg 669 + PSI inv. I 160 (C 669)
IV.9 pBM 9916 (BM 9916)
IV.10 Coffins
IV.11 Dendera Osiris chapel Est 1
IV.12 pBM 10188 (BM 10188)
Preservation overview

V Synopsis

VI Commentary

VII Bibliography

Hieroglyphic synopsis
List of Plates

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