Coffin of Imau/Iamu, T1L


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Inventory number: BM EA 6654

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Asyut to First Cataract » Thebes » West Bank » Deir el-Bahari
Era and Dynasty Dates » Pharaonic Period » Middle Kingdom » 11th Dynasty (after reunification)
Text type
Magic spells
Organic » Wood
Object type
Artefact » Container » Coffin
Hieroglyphs » Cursive Hieroglyphs
Egyptian-Coptic » Egyptian » Middle Egyptian

- de Buck 1954: A. de Buck, The Egyptian Coffin Texts. V. Texts of Spells 355-471, Oriental Institute Publications 73 (Chicago/Ill 1954), V 41a–d.

Bibliographic references

- Allen 1950: T. G. Allen, Occurrences of Pyramid Texts with Cross Indexes of These and Other Egyptian Mortuary Texts, Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization 27 (Chicago 1950).

- Barguet 1986: P. Barguet, Les textes des sarcophages égyptiens du Moyen Empire (Paris 1986), 320.

- Bierbrier 2012: M. L. Bierbrier, Who was Who in Egyptology, 4. Auflage (London 2012).

- Birch 1886: S. Birch, Ancient Egyptian Texts from the Coffin of Amamu in the British Museum = Egyptian Texts of the Earliest Period from the Coffin of Amamu (London 1886). [non vidi]

- Budge 1924: E. A. W. Budge, A Guide to the First, Second and Third Egyptian Rooms. Third Edition, Revised and Enlarged (London 1924).

- Carrier 2004: C. Carrier, Textes des sarcophages du Moyen Empire égyptien. Tome II: spells [355] à [787] (Monaco 2004), 912–913.

- Davies 1995: W. V. Davies, Ancient Egyptian Timber Imports. An Analysis of Wooden Coffins in the British Museum, in: W. V. Davies – L. Schofield (Ed.), Egypt, the Aegean and the Levant. Interconnections in the Second Millennium BC (London 1995), 146–156.

- Faulkner 1977: R. O. Faulkner, The Ancient Egyptian Coffin Texts. Volume I Spells 1–354 (Warminster 1977), 12–13.

- Lapp 1993: G. Lapp, Typologie der Särge und Sargkammern von der 6. bis 13. Dynastie, Studien zur Archäologie und Geschichte Altägyptens 7 (Heidelberg 1993), Cat.-No. T4.

- Lesko 1979: L. H. Lesko, Index of the Spells on Egyptian Middle Kingdom Coffins and Related Documents (Berkeley 1979).

- Nicholson – Shaw 2000: P. T. Nicholson – I. Shaw, Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology (Cambridge 2000).

- Stegbauer 2015: K. Stegbauer, Magie als Waffe gegen Schlangen in der ägyptischen Bronzezeit (Borsdorf 2015), 161–163 (Spell 7 = CT 378) (

- Tanré-Szewczyk 2018: J. Tanré-Szewczyk, The fate of seven ‚Lion headed sphinxes‘ and the sale of the Egyptian collection of John Barker in London, 1833, in: Journal of the History of Collections 30/2, 2018, 235–239.

- Willems 1988: H. Willems, Chests of Life. A Study of the Typology and Conceptual Development of Middle Kingdom Standard Class Coffins (Leiden 1988).

A complete bibliography can be found here.

Dr. Katharina Stegbauer
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Dr. Peter Dils

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