About this object

Fibre with small pieces of papyrus gummed together and wrapped with linen and with clay seals. Rolls of this type are known as early as the middle of the nineteenth century and are made up of miscellaneous pieces of papyri, blank or, if inscribed, too small to sell. In the middle of the nineteenth century papyrus rolls became attractive antiquities for tourists who all sought to discover a copy of the Book of the Dead when it was unrolled. Likewise, the Book of the Dead still holds great appeal and many tourists buy replica sheets.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Writing
  • Culture
    Egyptian
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1848 AD before
  • Materials
    Papyrus; Wood; Textile
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    Not recorded
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1848
  • Measurements
    18 mm x 205 mm x 40 mm
  • Related people
    Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner); Not recorded (Collector)

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Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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