Автореферат диссертации, посвященной изучению и изданию письменных источников IV–I вв. до н. э., сообщающих сведения о верховных жрецах Мемфиса и членах их семьи.
Abstract of the dissertation dealing with the historical documents of the Memphite high priests and their families from the fourth to the first centuries BC.
Источники по истории жреческих семей Мемфиса и Летополя в поздний период. Часть 1: Исследование и перевод. Второе изд., допол. и исправ. — Издательство: М.В. Панов, Новосибирск 2017 (серия: Египетские тексты, Т. III). – 602 с. ISBN 978-5-9902788-8-2
Аннотация к двухтомной монографии, написанной на основе диссертационного исследования.
The note aims to introduce an inscription from the fragment of a Late-Egyptian coffin lid currently in a German private collection. The offering formula contains a reference to the temple of Osiris located in “the Lower Egyptian Abydos” (today Abusir al-Meleq).
The inscriptions on the healing statue of Harchebi
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The paper aims to present two monuments from the Late Period and to discuss their historical significance. Photos of stela BM 393 taken in ultraviolet and infrared made possible to read the faded inscription. The study of the record reveals a blood relation between the owner of the stela Anemher (217–132 BC) and Imhotep (IV century BC), known from the sarcophagus Louvre D 12. New research thus introduces a previously unknown family of wnr-priests, who lived in the IV–II centuries BC and officiated in Letopolis and the Serapeum of Memphis. Anemher, the last member of the priestly dynasty relates that he was involved in the burial of an Apis bull in 143 BC.
The article deals with the study of two figurines of Thot kept in the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow (Inv. I.1.a 5702 and I.1.a 5703) and presents the hieroglyphic text, translation and textual comments on the inscriptions. The first artefact is dated to the Late period, the other to the end of the 20th dynasty.
The paper aims to reveal the implication of the word “death” in the latest version of the ancient Egyptian “appeal to the living”. The investigation is based on the text inscribed on the stela of Taimhotep, a wife of Psherenptah III, High Priest of Memphis (British Museum EA 147, lines 15–21, BC 42). The originality of the record, presented in a new translation, consists in the development of the earlier traditional concepts by its creator, who styled the text as a message from the deceased to the living. The letter conveys the belief in the inevitability of death and uncertainty about the time of its summons. Addressing to her spouse, the deceased woman describes the “gloomy darkness” around her and advices to enjoy the life of the present every day that after a thousand-year interval echoes the mood and tenor of the harpers’ songs from the New Kingdom tombs. The study discusses the reading of the word “death” and the author states an occurrence of a new word. The name of the death expressed by imperative of the verb “come” is derived from the description of the day when a man is called to enter the netherworld.
The paper is devoted to the Egyptian records of the IV-Ist centuries BC and presents a publication of three little-known monuments supplied with a commented translation, namely: the inscription of Psamtikseneb, preserved in the State Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg), the Statue of Imhotep, a supposed author of Taimhotep’s and Psherenptah’s biographies, from the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow) and a small ointment/paint container of Horimhotep from the Walters Art Museum (Baltimore). The last object presumably belongs to a person from the Memphite priestly family.
The paper aims to offer the rendering of the legend of the god Nemti preserved in pCairo JE 86637. Other sources bearing on this maimed character, namely pCh.Beatty I, pSallier IV, pJumilhac and pFlorenz PSI I 72, are also discussed. The author presents the translation and comments on some disputable fragments. The plot of the story occurred in the description of the 13th day of the third month of the season of inundation centers on the evil plan of the gods’ adversaries, the crime of Nemti, a ferryman, who violated a strict warning, and an inevitable penalty for his disobedience.
The critical review focuses on the andvantages and weakness of the updated synoptic edition of the well-known didactic text. The reviewer stresses the importance of the publication, which discusses 242 relevant sources and the textual analyses of the “Instruction” presented by the researcher. At the same time, a list of numerous errors in hieroglyphic transcription of three main records (pMillingen, pSallier II, pSallier I) is supplied being a result of the collation with the facsimiles of the originals.