Book of the Dead of Seni on linen

New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1295 B.C.


Legacy dimension: .62 x .51

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ink on linen.

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World


Books and manuscripts

Natural-colored linen, stained and darkened by age. Hieroglyphic text of the Book of the Dead belonging to a man Seni including chapters 71, 106 and 124.


By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way