Fragments from a Book of the Dead

Medium: Papyrus, ink

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1539-1190 B.C.E.

Dimensions: Glass: 12 3/16 x 13 1/2 in. (31 x 34.3 cm) Largest Fragment: 3 13/16 x 10 3/8 in. (9.7 x 26.3 cm)


Accession Number: 37.1787E

Catalogue Description:
Fragments of a tan papyrus inscribed with part of the Book of the Dead. The papyrus belonged to a scribe named Senmose. Book of the Dead spells represented are 99B, 133, and 149. There are no vignettes. On the obverse are the remains of 5 columns of text written in red ink, 1 column written in both red and black ink, and 11 columns written in black ink. On the reverse are the partial remains of 3 large horizontal lines of hieroglyphic text. Condition: Text incomplete.

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