Stela of Neferabu (London BM EA 589)(Text ID 2DTX4PYRCNGE7AK7TCV23J4V5Q)

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Comment on dating:

  • Neferabu is attested on two ostraca from the village of Deir el-Medina that bear dates in years 36 and 40 (Davies 1999, 158), indicating that he was active in the middle of the 66-year reign of Ramesses II.


  • - James, T. G. H. 1970. Hieroglyphic texts from Egyptian stelae, etc., part 9. London, 36 and pl. 31-31A [P,*H,K]
  • - KRI III, 771-772 [*H]
  • - Gunn, Battiscombe 1916. The religion of the poor in ancient Egypt. Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 3 (2/3), 81-94 (here: 88-89, no. VI) [Ü]
  • - Lichtheim, Miriam 1976. Ancient Egyptian literature. A book of readings, volume II: The New Kingdom. Los Angeles, 109-110 [Ü]
  • - Assmann, Jan 1999. Ägyptische Hymnen und Gebete: übersetzt, kommentiert und eingeleitet, 2nd rev. and extended ed. Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis ([Sonderband]). Freiburg (Schweiz) / Göttingen, 377–378 (no. 150) [Ü]
  • - Kitchen, K. A. 2000. Ramesside inscriptions, translated & annotated: translations, volume III. Ramesses II, his contemporaries. Oxford, 517-518 [Ü]
  • - Vandier, La tombe de Nefer-abou (MIFAO 69), Le Caire, 1, 3, 49, 74-75 and pl. XXVI [P,Ü,K]
  • - PM I², 2, 728 [B]
  • - (12.11.2022) [*P]
  • Other bibliographical references:
  • - Baines, John and Elizabeth Frood 2011. Piety, change and display in the New Kingdom. In Collier, Mark and Steven Snape (eds), Ramesside studies in honour of K. A. Kitchen, Bolton, 1-17
  • - Borghouts, J. F. 1982. Divine intervention in ancient Egypt and its manifestation (bAw). In Demarée, R. J. and Jac. J. Janssen (eds), Gleanings from Deir el-Medîna, Leiden, 1-70
  • - Davies, Benedict G. 1999. Who’s who at Deir el-Medina: a prosopographic study of the royal workmen’s community. Egyptologische Uitgaven 13, Leiden
  • - Galán, José M. 1999. Seeing darkness. Chronique d'Égypte 74 (147), 18-30
  • - Luiselli, Maria Michela 2019. The interaction of visual narration with performance: three examples from New Kingdom Egypt. In Wagner-Durand, Elisabeth, Barbara Fath, and Alexander Heinemann (eds), Image - narration - context: visual narration in cultures and societies of the Old World, Heidelberg, 273-289

File protocol

  • - Elizabeth Frood, Transcription, translation, metadata, notes (data entered by P. Dils), 12.11.2022
  • - Peter Dils, Lemmatisation and grammatical encoding according to the transcription and translation by Frood; hieroglyphic encoding based on photographs, 12.11.2022

Author(s): Elizabeth Frood; with contributions by: Peter Dils
Data file created: 11/12/2022, latest revision: 11/13/2022
Editorial state: Verified

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Elizabeth Frood, with contributions by Peter Dils, "Stela of Neferabu (London BM EA 589)" (Text ID 2DTX4PYRCNGE7AK7TCV23J4V5Q) <>, in: Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae, Corpus issue 18, Web app version 2.1.2, 11/24/2023, ed. by Tonio Sebastian Richter & Daniel A. Werning on behalf of the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften and Hans-Werner Fischer-Elfert & Peter Dils on behalf of the Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig (accessed: xx.xx.20xx)
(Short citation), in: Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae (accessed: xx.xx.20xx)