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Book of the Dead of the Goldworker of Amun, Sobekmose

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Funerary Gallery 2, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Papyrus, ink, pigment
  • Reportedly From: Memphis, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1500–1480 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY early Dynasty 18
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 14 x 293 in. (35.6 x 744.2 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    PROVENANCE Archaeological provenance not yet documented, probably from Memphis, Egypt; by 1852, acquired in Egypt by Henry Abbott of Cairo, Egypt and New York, NY; 1859, purchased from Henry Abbott by the New-York Historical Society, New York, NY; 1948, purchased from the New-York Historical Society by the Brooklyn Museum.
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Illustrated Bood of the Dead Papyrus of The goldsmith of Amon, Sebekemose. Written in a bold careful hand. One side (rubrics in red) in vertical columns, the other in horizontal lines arranged in columns.
    CAPTION Book of the Dead of the Goldworker of Amun, Sobekmose, ca. 1500–1480 B.C.E. Papyrus, ink, pigment, 14 x 293 in. (35.6 x 744.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1777E (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CONS.37.1777Ec_2010_at.jpg)
    IMAGE recto, after treatment, CONS.37.1777Ec_2010_at.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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