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The Book of the Dead of Neferrenpet

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Papyrus, pigment, ink
DATES ca. 1295–1185 B.C.E.
DYNASTY Dynasty 19
PERIOD New Kingdom, Ramesside Period
DIMENSIONS 35.1448a-o, as mounted: 20 1/16 x 15/16 x 51 1/8 in. (51 x 2.4 x 129.8 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Gift of Theodora Wilbour
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A fragmentary Book of the Dead prepared for a priest of Montu, Lord of Tod, named Neferrenpet. The spells included are BD 1, BD 65, “Late” BD 65, and BD 17. The text is written in non-retrograde fashion. The vignettes include scenes from the funerary procession, and scenes traditionally found accompanying BD 17 such as the deceased playing senet, the deceased as a human-headed ba-bird, the deceased before a bnw-bird, and the eastern horizon between two lions.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION The Book of the Dead of Neferrenpet, ca. 1295–1185 B.C.E. Papyrus, pigment, ink, 35.1448a-o, as mounted: 20 1/16 x 15/16 x 51 1/8 in. (51 x 2.4 x 129.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Theodora Wilbour, 35.1448a-o (Photo: , 35.1448_35.1464.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 35.1448_35.1464.jpg., 2016
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