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The Book of the Dead of Nes-Min, Section 12, 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

1988.10.12

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 121 (same as BD 13) For Entering and Going Forth From the West. BD 122: For Entering After Coming Out. BD 123: For Entering Into the Great Mansion. The beginning of BD 125: The Declaration of Innocence (The Negative Confession).

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

Egyptian, The Book of the Dead of Nes-Min, Section 12, 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, 1988.10.12.