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LJS 45 - [Papyrus fragments from The book of the dead]
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Book of the dead. Selections.
[Papyrus fragments from The book of the dead] [manuscript].
[Egypt, between 300 and 150 B.C.]
Physical description:
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).
Ms. codex.
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.
Cite as:
UPenn LJS 45
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania LJS 45

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Collection: Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection
Collection: Other
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: Yes
Notated: No
Language: Egyptian
Genre: Egyptian language
Genre: Fragments
Genre: Manuscripts, Digital
Genre: Papyri
Subject: Funeral rites and ceremonies
Subject: Incantations, Egyptian
Geography: Egypt
Related names: Bement, Clarence S. (Clarence Sweet), 1843-1923, former owner
Related names: Martin, Robert Walsingham, 1871-1961, former owner
Related names: Schoenberg, Lawrence J., former owner