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.

This is a fragment of the same Book of the Dead as M11198 (Papyrus Mayer H).

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 1186 BC about
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1855 before
  • Measurements
    148 mm x 181 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased from J. Sams or H. Stobart
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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