Fragments of Papyrus from the Book of the Dead
The Book of the Dead provided the spells the deceased must know and recite to speed the journey into the afterlife. This copy was made for a highly placed priest of the god Amun. As with most other examples of The Book of the Dead, only a selection of spells is included here. On the left are Spells 15 and 17. The illustration depicts Djedkhonsuiuefankh before the sun god Re-Hor-akhty. The columns of text in the illustration reveal the god’s greeting to the deceased and the deceased’s name and genealogy.
- Medium: Papyrus, ink
- Dates: ca. 1070 B.C.E.-945 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XXI Dynasty
- Period: Third Intermediate Period
- Dimensions: 37.1782Eh, as mounted: 12 5/16 x 7/8 x 13 15/16 in. (31.3 x 2.2 x 35.4 cm) Measurements: Height: 20.5 cm., Length 24.7 cm. (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 37.1782Ea-h
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: Fragments of Papyrus from the Book of the Dead, ca. 1070 B.C.E.-945 B.C.E. Papyrus, ink, 37.1782Eh, as mounted: 12 5/16 x 7/8 x 13 15/16 in. (31.3 x 2.2 x 35.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1782Ea-h
- Record Completeness: Good (61%)