Fragment of a judgement scene from the Book of the Dead
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
Preserved height x preserved length (framed): 20 x 109.6 cm (7 7/8 x 43 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ink on papyrus
Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)
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.
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)
Gift of Mr. Charles Reeve Shackford, Jr.