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The Book of the Dead of Nes-Min, Section 14, between 4th and 3rd century BCE

  • Egyptian

Ink on papyrus

  • 22 5/8 × 53 5/8 × 1 3/8 inches (57.5 × 136.2 × 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

1988.10.14

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 92: For Opening the Tomb to His Soul and Shade. BD 93 For Not Letting Him to Be Ferried to the East in the Realm of the Dead. BD 112: For Knowing the Souls of Pe. BD 129: (same as BD 100 For making a Souls Worthy and Permitting it to Go Abord the Bark of Re). BD 131 For Being in the Presence of Re. BD 132: For Causing a Man to Turn About in Order to See His Figure (or House) on Earth. BD 135: Another Spell to be Said When the Moon is New on the First day of the Month. BD 137: For Four Torches for the Ceremonies Which Are Carried Out for a Spirit. BD 138: For Entering into Abydos and Being in the Suite of Osiris. BD 144 The Keepers of the Gates.

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

Egyptian, The Book of the Dead of Nes-Min, Section 14, 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, 1988.10.14.