Labelled as 18th dynasty, and translated as:
May he go forth in the sunrise boat May he come to port in the sunset boat May he go among the imperishable stars May he journey in the Boat of a Million Years
May he depart in the sunrise boat May he return in the sunset boat May he go among the immortal stars May he journey in the Boat of a Million Years
What is the origin of this quote? Which version of the Book of the Dead? Are there any images of the original?
There's a similar passage in columns 5 and 6 of sheet 20 of the Papyrus of Ani (A Hymn of Praise to Ra, identified as Chapter XV of the Book of the Dead by Budge, 1898):
But that's 19th dynasty, and seems to be a different version:
May the soul of Osiris Ani, the triumphant one, come forth with thee into heaven, may he go forth in the Matet boat. May he come into port in the Sektet boat, and may he cleave his path among the never-resting stars in the heavens
So where's the 18th dynasty version from?
Edit: The acknowledgments section says that the author's wife, "Karen Anderson prepared the epigraph, slightly modifying her translation at my request"