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TM 48570 / LDAB 48570 Record to be adopted by: you?

Stable URI (with TM ID): www.trismegistos.org/text/48570

also known as Breathing Permit of Hor; Hor Book of Breathing

TM Gallery info The Breathing Permit of Hor (TM 48570) is a late Ptolemaic papyrus with a so-called Book of Breathing, a funerary composition from the later periods of Egyptian history. It is famous because it is part of the so-called Joseph Smith Papyri, once owned by the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The papyrus was amongst those believed by Smith to contain an autograph account by Abraham of his life. Smith's 1835-1842 translation was canonized in 1880 as the Book of Abraham. It now resides in Salt Lake City.


Date: first half 2nd century BC: BC 199 - 150

Provenance: Memnoneia - Djeme (Thebes west) - Egypt (UThe region ca. 3rd cent. BC - AegyptusThe Roman provincia or regio ca. 2nd cent. AD) [found & written]

Language/script: Hieratic / Hieroglyphic

hieratic with hieroglyphic captions

Material: papyrus

Incompletely preserved

Content (beta!): Document of breathing made by Isis

Authors / works: Anonymus of the Liturgy of opening of the mouth for breathing, Document of opening the mouth for breathing: of Isis (direct attestation)

Culture & genre: religion — funerary (religion: Egyptian)

Recto/Verso: Ro

Note: illustrated with vignettes

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