Book of the Dead of Ta-Amen, chantress of Amen, daughter of Disyast

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
305–30 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, Saqqara

Dimensions

Overall: 36.5 x 280 cm (14 3/8 x 110 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

92.2582

Medium or Technique

Ink on papyrus

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Books and manuscripts

Fragment of the papyrus containing the Book of the Dead of Ta-Amen, Chantress of Amen, Daughter of Disyast, containing chapters 16 to 30, 100 and 125. The vignettes are neatly drawn and placed close to the texts they illustrate.

Provenance

Said to be from Saqqara, tomb of Ta-amen; by 1892: Martin Brimmer collection; 1892: given to the MFA by Martin Brimmer.

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer