Inscription on Tutankhamun's Gold Djed Pillar Amulet

Metropolitan Museum 1976 replica of Tutankhamun's gold djed amulet
MMA replica djed amulet

'Spoken (by) your limbs, to you, weary of heart [that is, dead].
Put yourself on your side
that I may put water under you and bring to you a djed of gold,
and that you may rejoice in it.'

[Translation from Tutankhamun by T.G.H. James, 2001 Metro Books. Rubric of Spell 155 of the Book of the Dead]

The cartouche between the 2nd and 3rd bars displays in a mirror image of this transcription, the king's name Nebkheperure:

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N5L1Z2
V31
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Two vertical columns of text read right-to-left and down on the amulet, but this transcription reads left-to-right in rows.

U32 Q3 I10O34
D46
V115N35
V31
G36
D21
D46
Z1 F34
D37
V31
X1 Z7
D2 Aa16
V31
D37
A1
N35
V31
N35BW12
D21
V31
W25N35
N35
V31
R11 S3 N35
S12
A73
V31
M17Aa16
I9

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TOC
Hieroglyphic vocabulary
Amenemhet's inscriptions
Who was Amenemhet?
Lintel inscriptions
Kings' Cartouches
Horse hieroglyphs
WikiHiero
Tut's Djed Amulet