H 245 x W 175 mm
Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white
Published Nov 2016
This book is a comprehensive study of the myth of the Egyptian deities mś.w Bdšt - ‘Children of Weakness’ - and the scene depicting the cat, cutting off the head of the serpent under the branches of the išd-tree found on a number of Book of the Dead chapter 17 vignettes.
Preface; Chapter 1: The scene with the cat, serpent and sacred tree, 19th–21st Dynasties; Chapter 2: Correlation between text and visual image; Chapter 3: Mś.w Bdšt – the sources and the plot; Chapter 4: Mś.w Bdšt in the context of BD 175A, BD 123, CT Sp. 409, pBrooklyn 47.218.84 and the Book of Heavenly Cow – the Cosmogonic myth dénouement; Chapter 5: Mś.w Bdšt in the Book of Gates; Chapter 6: Mś.w Bdšt – the name and the image; Chapter 7: Essence of mś.w Bdšt in the Egyptian world view; Conclusion; Appendix 1: Catalogue of sources; Appendix 2: Selected texts; Abbreviations; Bibliography