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The Book of the Dead of Nes-Min, Section 10, between 4th and 3rd century BCE

  • Egyptian

Ink on papyrus

  • 22 5/8 × 28 5/8 × 1 3/8 inches (57.5 × 72.7 × 3.5 cm) Image (approx. average of leaf): 13 3/4 × 21 5/8 inches (34.9 × 54.9 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Allan Shelden III Fund, Ralph Harman Booth Bequest Fund, and Hill Memorial Fund

1988.10.10

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Funerary art
  • Ptolemaic
  • Papyrus
  • Ink
  • Text
  • Hieroglyphics
  • Book
  • Manuscript (document genre)
  • Papyrus

Inscribed: This leaf contains the text of: BD 79: For Becoming an Elder of the Tribunal. BD 80: For Making Transformation Into a God and Giving Light and Darkness. BD 82 For Becoming Ptah, Eating Bread, Drinking Beer, Purifying the Hinder Parts, and Being Alive in Heliopolis. Bd 85: For Being Transformed Into a Living Soul and of Not Entering Into the Place of Execution. BD 102: For Going Abord the Bark of Re. BD 103:For Being in the Presence of Hathor. BD 104: For Sitting Among the Great Gods. BD 105: For Propitiating His Ka For Him in the Realm of the Dead. BD 107: For Going In and Out of the Western Gates Among the Followers of Re. BD 108: For Knowing the Souls of the Westerners. BD 109: For Knowing the Souls of the Easterners. BD 110: The Field of Offerings.

1988-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Egyptian, The Book of the Dead of Nes-Min, Section 10, between 4th and 3rd century BCE, ink on papyrus. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Allan Shelden III Fund, Ralph Harman Booth Bequest Fund, and Hill Memorial Fund, 1988.10.10.