About this object

Vignette from a Book of the Dead showing a man with his arms raised in adoration before a gate. Badly torn, with head of the male figure missing. Mounted on card.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Writing
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 1069 BC
  • Materials
    Papyrus
  • 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
    171 mm x 108 mm; 6 3/4 in x 4 1/4 in
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer (Collector, previous owner); Henry Rev Stobart (Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: 1857
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donated
  • Henry Rev Stobart

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