This linen covering belongs to a set of nine bandages from the same mummy, which, thanks to the inscriptions on these bandages, has been identified as Harpakhem.
The inscriptions are passages from the Book of the Dead, so that a correlative text is created for the bandages where references appear from chapter 158, 160, 163 and 164.
On this bandage number 7 is written a chain of epithets of the goddess Sejmet belonging to chapter 164. These epithets refer to Sejmet as the snake-ureus at the top of the sun-well.
This epithet reads as follows:
"Hail, Sekhmet-Ra-Bast, director of the gods, winged, to whom the bandages 'Ans' have given the magic power! You, O Goddess, who have been crowned with the diadems of the South and the North, sole sovereign of your Father, who no god submits to you, owner of the great magical Power".
Provenance: The Hundred Antiques dealer's collection Frank H. Crane, Toronto, 1970 / Kenneth W. Rendell's collection, Newton, Massachusetts, acquired in 1980 / Christie's, London, 2017
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- Égypte ancienne
- bandages momie pour Harpakhem, 66,5 cm x 5 cm. (Ex-Christies)
- Siècle/ Période
- Late Period-Roman Period, 664 B.C- 200 A.D.
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