About this object

Cursive hieroglyphs in vertical columns with black ink and red ink rubrics. Part of 87th and 85th chapters of the Book of the Dead. Chapter 87 is a "Spell for being transformed into a snake". Chapter 85 is a "Spell for being transformed into a living soul and not entering into the place of execution". Vignette in red, white and black of man adoring. Torn all round edges and not carefully presented. Fragment of the same Book of the Dead as M11198 (papyrus Mayer H).

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 1069 BC
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1854 - 1855
  • Measurements
    148 mm x 181 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer (Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: 1857
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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