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The Book of the Dead of Nes-Min, Section 17, 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

1988.10.17

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

Inscribed: This leaf contains the text of: BD 72 and BD 145 continued from leaf 16, 16c, a varient of 16. BD 146: Beginning of the Secret Portals of the House of Osiris in the Field of Rushes.BD 147 For Knowing the Gates of the House of Osiris in the West.

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

Egyptian, The Book of the Dead of Nes-Min, Section 17, 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, 1988.10.17.