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Some Notes on the Sacerdotal Decrees of Canopus and Memphis

Égypte nilotique et méditerranéenne. 2022. (in press)

The article chiefly presents comments on two sacerdotal decrees from the Ptolemaic period. The first part provides epigraphic notes on the Greek text of stela CGC 22187 based on the late 19th century photo taken by H. Brugsch. Improvements involve all main editions of the text in question. It is followed by comments on some readings in the modern translations. The second part contains epigraphic notes and commentaries on the texts of stela CGC 22188 and the Rosetta stone.

The Papyrus CGT 54015

Égypte nilotique et méditerranéenne. 2022. T. 15. P. 117–121.

The paper deals with a papyrus from the collection of the Egyptian Museum in Turin dated to the NK. It contains five fragments from the well-known “Story of Sanehet (Sinuhe)”. In many cases this version corresponds to the sources from this period with some variations. A hieroglyphic transcription, a commented translation, and a photo are presented.

Миф о «принятии облика сокола» (CT 148) / Myth of ‘taking shape of a falcon’ (Ct 148)]

Сходознавство. 2020. Вып. 85. С. 105–119.

The paper devoted to Spell 148 of the Coffin Texts includes a review of the previous studies and a new Russian translation, accompanied by transliteration and supplied with comments. The myth touches on the birth of Horus by the goddess Isis. It has been preserved on five coffins dated to the 11th – 12th Dynasties, mainly come from Asyut (Upper Egypt). Being different versions of the same spell, these records allow to recreate a relatively complete exposition of the birth of the lord of gods and a future ruler, expressing the Egyptians beliefs common during the First Intermediate period.

Der Sarkophag des Hor aus der ehemaligen Sammlung Miramar

Göttinger Miszellen. 2020. Hft. 260. S. 13–16.

The paper presents the study of a limestone anthropoid sarcophagus from the collection of the History Museum, Vienna, dated to the Ptolemaic period. The owner of the sarcophagus is a royal scribe Hor, the name of his mother is uncertain. A short inscription is a voice-offering formula.

Inscriptions on the Obelisk of Antinous

Göttinger Miszellen. 2020. Hft. 260. S. 127–144.

This article is devoted to the study of the well-known obelisk of Antinous standing on the Pincian Hill in Rome. A newly constructed interpretation of the key passages of the hieroglyphic inscriptions is introduced. A newly-made sequence of obelisk faces’ is used; corrections to N.-C. Grenier’s copy are proposed. Special attention is given to the description of four reliefs decorating the upper part of the monument, observation of the damaged fragments, and their possible reconstruction.

A Description of Egypt at the Beginning of the 18th century by Grigorovich-Barsky

Égypte nilotique et méditerranéenne. 2019. T. 12. P. 299–305.

This article deals with the descriptions of Egypt presented in the traveling accounts of the early 18th century. The paper includes several extracts from the little-known, for non-Russian readers notes of Vasil Grigorovich-Barsky, an Eastern orthodox pilgrim, here translated into English for the first time. As a comparison, the notes of his contemporary Paul Lucas, a French naturalist, who toured a major part of Egyptian territory seeking artifacts, are cited. Greater attention is devoted to Cleopatra’s needles, considering that both travelers admired and depicted those obelisks in their original setting in Alexandria.

The Family of the Theban Priest Nesbanebdjedet (TT 190)

Studies in Ancient Art and Civilization. 2019. Vol. 23. P. 137–148. Pl. 1–3.

Theban tomb no. 190 is one of the scant historical sources bearing evidence of several generations of a Theban priestly dynasty living in the 4th and 3rd centuries BC. Presumably, the tomb’s owner Nesbanebdjed(et) performed his duties in the Karnak Temple of Khonsu under Nectanebo II. The present publication provides an improved copy of the hieroglyphic inscriptions in TT 190 and discusses the obvious relevance of identifying people with similar names known from the monuments as esbanebdjed(et)’s relatives. A list of the personal names is supplied. The statues Cairo JE 37075, JE 36579 and the stelae Budapest MBA 51.1928, Prague MN P 1636 are also discussed, but the stela from Budapest was not considered as a monument belonging to the members of the family in question.

Statue of Ptolemy II Philadelphus (villa Albani 558): Study of the Inscription and Problem of the Dating. Panov M., Zelinskyi A.

Studies in Ancient Art and Civilization. 2019. Vol. 23. P. 153–170. Pl. 1–3.

The article presents a newly commented translation of the hieroglyphic inscription on the statue of Ptolemy II Philadelphos from Bubastis, created several years after a countrywide Egyptian cult dedicated to Arsinoe II had been established. A new interpretation of the text provides evidence for Ptolemy II erecting an additional statue in honor of his deceased sister, and adds one more spelling of Arsinoe’s name based on the wordplay ‘Arsinoe = his sister’ to the already known variants. A victorious military journey to the coastal settlements of Asian countries at the beginning of the Second Syrian War (259-257 BCE), accordingly provides an opportunity to reconsider and improve the current reconstruction of the military activities. The historical source under discussion along with the papyri from Zenon’s archive and other Egyptian documents dating to the same period not only show quite clearly that Ptolemy himself took part in that campaign, but also enables the correct dating of the end of the war to the spring of

A Document Relating to the Cult of Arsinoe and Philotera

Journal of Egyptian History. 2017. Vol. 10. P. 43–49.

This brief article deals with a unique seal impression currently housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MMA 10.130.1563). Dating to the Ptolemaic Period, it belonged to a priest of the cults of Arsinoe and Philotera, but until now has not been analyzed in detail. The hieroglyphic text, transliteration, and translation is presented here along with a discussion of its date. Can be sent upon request.

Комментарии к надписям на целительной статуе из Музея Лувра (инв. № Е 10777) / Some Notes on the Healing Statue Louvre E 10777

Белова Г.А., Иванов С.В., Толмачева Е.Г. [ред.] Культура Египта и стран Средиземноморья в древности и Средневековье – 2. Сборник статей памяти Т.Н. Савельевой. М., 2017. С. 77–96.

Inscriptions on the finely carved healing statue from the Tyszkievicz collection are still insufficiently studied. A brief review of the earlier research is followed by comments on some arguable questions. Firstly, an identification and parentage of the owner of the statue. The author proposes to consider three priests who are pictured on the chest of the statue to be brothers. While every figure is labeled with a name and priestly titles, a single filiation “son of N, born to M” could be applied to each person, likewise the words “honored by god”, also inscribed once. Accordingly, Pashribastet and Iseturet were the parents of Padimaikhsa, Pashrimut and Djedher Pamai. Secondly, the first spell is addressed to the heart of a person (the word jb “heart” is mistakenly omitted by G. Lefebvre) who drinks “this water”. Thus, it could suggest that the statue was erected near some water source. Third, the last part of the spell “The hand of Atum” (a poor copy of the text with no translation is given in E. Jelínková-Reymond’s publication) includes an appeal to the deities Shed-Baal (not listed in LGG) and Repyt. Translation of this magical charm is provided with detailed philological commentary. Quotations from different sources with a myth about a dwarf-like amulet of Geb and Neith follow the discussion of the records. Finally, a comparison of the statue Louvre E 10777 with the statue Naples 1065 leads to the conclusion that both monuments may have been produced in the same workshop.