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Fragment of a judgement scene from the Book of the Dead

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


Dimensions

Preserved height x preserved length (framed): 20 x 109.6 cm (7 7/8 x 43 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1995.832

Medium or Technique

Ink on papyrus

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Books and manuscripts

Manuscript of papyrus showing the judgement scene from the Book of Dead. Scene from Left to Right: Female-standing, facing right, only waist down; Male-seated, facing right, only waist down; Dog-seated on table, facing left; Male-standing, facing left, only waist down; Small dog/baboon?-headed diety, facing left; Small black figure-facing left; Scales; Small falcon-headed diety-reaching to left; Male-bending towards left, only shoulders down. Condition: Fair/Poor.

Provenance

Said to have been purchased by the donor's family in Thebes in late 19th Century. By 1995: Mr. Charles Reeve Shackford, Jr. collection; 1995: given to the MFA by Mr. Charles Reeve Shackford, Jr.
(Accession Date: January 24, 1996)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Charles Reeve Shackford, Jr.