Inscribed Mummy Bandage card

Inscribed Mummy Bandage


Currently not on display


Strip of a textile bandage from the mummy of Hpw son of tA-xAaw inscribed with portions of chapters 88 and 89 from the Book of the Dead and parts of two other chapters. Hieratic writing in black ink with red ink at the beginning of each line and three vignettes. Chapter 88 is the spell for being transformed into a crocodile and is illustrated by a vignette of a standing crocodile. Probably from around near the end of the Late Period or the Ptolemaic Period. Ex. Sams Collection p. 63 nos. 280-1