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The Book of the Dead of Nes-Min, Section 15, 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

1988.10.15

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 93 continued from leaf 14, For Not Letting Him Be Ferried to the East. BD 96-97 For Being Beside Thoth and For Causing a Man to be a Spirit in the Realm of the Dead. BD 106 For Giving Gifts to the Spirit in Memphis and in the God's Domain. BD 124 For Going Down to the Tribunal of Osiris. BD 144 For Entering into Osiris (The Keepers of the Gates). BD 145: For Entering Through the Secret Portals of the House of Osiris in the Field of Rushes.

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

Egyptian, The Book of the Dead of Nes-Min, Section 15, 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, 1988.10.15.