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November 22, 2019, 8:01 am UTC    
October 19, 2019 07:25AM
Something has always bugged me after reading M. Lehner's translation of Amenemhet III's pyramidion...(TCP p.34)

Lehner:

"...On one of it's faces is a winged sun disk in relief. Below are two wedjat, sacred eyes, and below them are three nefer ('beauty' or 'perfection') signs; below these again we find the hieroglyph for the sun disk, flanded by the name and titles of Amenemhet III. The whole composition can be read as: 'Amenemhet beholds the perfection of Re.' The sacred eyes are those of the king himself .... the eys tell us that the pyramids were personifications of the dead kings who were bureid and revivified within them."

specifically 'Amenemhet beholds the perfection of Re'

Shouldn't it be read from top to bottom? 'Re behold(s?) the perfection of Amenemhet'

On the same side of the pyramidion the hieroglyphs (please correct me) read;

top line

"May the face of the king of upper and lower Egypt Nimaatre, be opened so that he may see the lord of the horizon when he crosses the sky; may the lord of the horizon cause the son of Re Amenenhet to shine as a god, lord of eternity and indestructible"

bottom line

"The lord of the horizon has said: I have given the horizon to he of the two ladies itjijautawy so that you may unite with the horizon; the horizon has said that you rest upon it which pleases me"

In my view, the PT's reveal the king telling how great and perfect he is in order to join his father in his bark (generalized) This king in particular is a devout follower of Re, on the pyramidion the winged solar disc is above all, looking down (as the sun does naturally)

best regards,

B.A.Hokom
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