Litany of the Eye of Horus

The Litany of the Eye of Horus[2] is an ancient Egyptian text in the style of a funerary text, (offering formula). A small portion of the text is contained in a limestone wall relief fragment of painted hieroglyphs located in the British Museum (no. EA 5610).

The Litany of the Eye of Horus, 5 vertical registers of a wall relief section from KV17, Tomb of Seti I, corridor H, Valley of the Kings. (H24.5 cm, W38.4 cm, D12.3 cm.[1]

The painted hieroglyphs for the relief segment in the tomb of the 19th Dynasty pharaoh Seti I are also carved in low raised relief.

The Litany of the Eye of HorusEdit

The Litany of the Eye of Horus is a Middle Egyptian offering liturgy.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Parkinson, 1999, "Coloured Plates", p. 111+.
  2. ^ Parkinson, 1999, Fragment of an inscription from a royal tomb (pl. 12), p. 77.
  3. ^ Parkinson, 1999, p. 77.
  • Parkinson, 1999. Cracking Codes: The Rosetta Stone and Decipherment, Richard Parkinson, c 1999, Univ. of California Press {softcover, ISBN 0-520-22248-2}