The Book of the Dead of Nes-Min, Section 18, 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

1988.10.18

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

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

Inscribed: This leaf contains the text of: The continuation of BD 147 from leaf 17. BD 127 The Book of Worshiping the Gods of the Caverns. BD 148 For Making Provisions for a Spirit in the Realm of the Dead. BD 149 For Knowing the Mounds in the House of Osiris (beginning)

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

Egyptian, The Book of the Dead of Nes-Min, Section 18, 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, 1988.10.18.