Item Bonomi MSS 41.26 (verso) - Note on the Egyptian gods

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Bonomi MSS 41.26 (verso)


Note on the Egyptian gods


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Note on the Egyptian gods:
-ink and pencil text on paper
-loose, adjacent to page 11
-37.0 x 22.6 cm
-[ink text] 'On the Egyptian Gods. / It is not easy to make a complete list of the / numerous gods that were worshipped in Egypt. / The priests were in the habit of increasing the / number in two ways; first by making a / second and third of the same name, with / some slight change of character, and secondly by / writing the names and characters of two and even / three to make a fourth. The more important / however are as follows. / Amun Ra, the god of Thebes who sits on his throne / in the sculpture R . In the group of statues / S he is embracing the king as his son.'
-[pencil text]: 'Chem god San or Janus. / Nile carrying not water but harvest / figure half male half female / with lotus or lily on his head / Chonso with the moon on his head as seen / when two days x(?), the circular moon / within the horns of the new moon'

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Copyright Griffith Institute, University of Oxford

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