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Book of the Dead scene: Weighing of the heart

Egyptian
New Kingdom
1550–1070 B.C.


Dimensions

Length x width: 40 and 49 x 38 cm (15 3/4 x 19 5/16)

Accession Number

1987.287.1

Medium or Technique

Ink on papyrus

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Books and manuscripts

One of two scenes from the Book of the Dead, reconstructed from papyrus fragments. This scene shows the deceased and his wife before the balance. The heart of the deceased is weighed opposite the feather of the goddess Maat. The text above the scene records the first half of Spell 30b.

Provenance

(Accession Date: May 27, 1987)

Credit Line

Source unidentified