[Papyrus fragments from The book of the dead] [manuscript].
[Egypt, between 300 and 150 B.C.]
9 leaves : papyrus ; 59-81 x 59-143 mm. mounted and bound to 293 x 225 mm.
Nine illustrated fragments from a manuscript on papyrus of The book of the dead, a collection of spells and incantations buried
with the dead to protect them in the afterlife. The fragments include text in hieratic script in black and red ink. All
are worn, some almost completely worn away (f. 4r, 6r, 7r). The fragments are mounted in card (the embossed stamp in the
corner of several mounts, with E.B. and a caduceus on a crowned shield surrounded by a scroll with the phrase Carton Bristol
Francais seems to refer to the material of the mounts rather than a former owner).
Title supplied by cataloger.
Script: Written in a hieratic script.
Decoration: Illustrations on each fragment.
Binding: Late 19th-century morocco , blind and gilt tooled.
Origin: Written in Egypt between approximately 300 and 150 B.C.
UPenn LJS 45
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania LJS 45
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