Book of the Dead of Djedkhonsuiuefankh
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
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.
ca. 945-712 B.C.E.
Third Intermediate Period
Sheet: 8 1/16 x 9 3/4 in. (20.5 x 24.7 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Book of the Dead of Djedkhonsuiuefankh, ca. 945-712 B.C.E. Papyrus, ink, Sheet: 8 1/16 x 9 3/4 in. (20.5 x 24.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1782Ea-g (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1782Ed_IMLS_PS5.jpg)
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Chapter 15 of the Book of the Dead, The Hymn to Ra. Vignette, in black ink, from a Book of the Dead, showing as official named Djed-khonsu-inf-ankh, son of Nesamun, son of Hor; he stands to the right, worshipping the falcon-headed god Ra-harakhte who is seated left.
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