Exhibitions: The Mummy Chamber

Mummy Bandage of Ii-em-hetep, born of Ta-remetj-hepu

The initial chapters of the Book of the Dead allude to the myth of Osiris’s death, resurrection, and union with the sun god Re, anticipating the same scenario for the deceased. Here, parts of the funeral are portrayed. The priest in a leopard-skin cloak recites spells from a scroll in his hands. The seated woman mourns the mummy, held up by the jackal-headed Anubis, while the wavy line around the scene indicates purification.