BOOK OF THE DEAD

MS 126
MS Short Title BOOK OF THE DEAD
Text BOOK OF THE DEAD, CH. 110 & 125, WRITTEN FOR THE DECEASED WAB PRIEST OF AMON-RA, KING OF THE GODS
Description MS in Middle Egyptian on papyrus, Egypt, 20th dynasty, 1186-1069 BC, 1 scroll (complete), 16x102 cm, main texts in 19+19+10 columns, (13x97 cm), cursive hieroglyphs, signed by the scribe Nespaneferher, priest of Amon-Ra, a very large miniature, 5x32 cm, of agricultural activities in Fields of Blessed, another miniature, 7x32 cm, with the 14 divisions of the Underworld, and a 3rd miniature, 13x16 cm, where the Deceased offers to Osiris and asks for offerings, all in black and red.
Context 3 more papyrus scrolls of the same period, together with their wood statuettes, are in the Egyptian Department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Provenance 1. Mathias Komor, New York (1978); 2. Sotheby's 11.7.1988:41. Deaccession December 2010.
Commentary Among the earliest "book-boxes" extant, about 1500 years older than any book-box or binding in private ownership, cf. the 4th c. leather binding, MS 1804/1.
See also See also MS 1638, Book of dead, Egypt, 15th c. BC See also MS 125, Book of dead, Egypt, 325-30
Place of origin Egypt
Dates 1186-1069 BC

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