Une brique magique du vice-roi de Nubie Mérymès (Louvre E 33059)

Abstract : Publication of the southern magical brick of the Viceroy of Kush under the reign of Amenhotep III, Merymes. The object comes from his tomb in Gurnet Murraï (TT 383). It belonged to a set of four inscribed bricks. They were walled up in the burial chamber according to the cardinal points. They played an essential role in protecting the dead and his tomb. The text of the brick of Merymes is particular. It offers one of the first versions diverging from the canonic text of Chapter 151 of the Book of the Dead given by the papyri. The inscriptions found on magical bricks note generally only the very words spoken by the amulet which adorned the brick. Here, we find on a very small surface a representative abrégé of BD 151 with amulet spell but also incipit and directions for use.
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Isabelle Régen. Une brique magique du vice-roi de Nubie Mérymès (Louvre E 33059). Revue d'egyptologie, Peeters Publishers, 2009, pp.47-61. ⟨halshs-00459256⟩



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