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
Papyrus, ink, pigment
ca. 1500-1480 B.C.E.
early Dynasty 18
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Archaeological provenance not yet documented, probably from Memphis, Egypt; by 1852, collected 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; 1937, loaned by the New-York Historical Society to the Brooklyn Museum; 1948, purchased from the New-York Historical Society by the Brooklyn Museum.
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.
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)
recto, after treatment, CONS.37.1777Ec_2010_at.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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