About this object

Many fragments of an illustrated chapter from the Book of the Dead, with some fine detail. All loose within one cardboard tray and tiniest pieces within a smaller cardboard tray. At least two different sizes of hieroglyphic script and a standing figure, all within a border.

Ex Wellcome Collection No. 169233. Purchased at Sotheby's 12 November 1928 (Tabor collection), Lot 230: "Fragments of inscribed Papyrus; and specimens of Mummy Cloth, from the Hilton Price collection, in three boxes (3)"

Object specifics

  • Type
    Writing
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
  • Materials
    Papyrus
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Frederick George Hilton Price
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
  • Related people
    Frederick George Hilton Price ( Collector, previous owner); C J Tabor ( Previous owner); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Wellcome Historical Medical Museum

    Owned from: 1928-11-12
    How acquired: From Henry Solomon Wellcome
    Owned until: 1971
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Henry Solomon Wellcome

    Owned from: 1928-11-12
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1936-06-25
    Disposal method: Donation
  • C J Tabor

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1928-11-12
    Disposal method: Sold
  • Frederick George Hilton Price

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1909-03-14
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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