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Egyptian Book of the Dead, fragment

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Title

Egyptian Book of the Dead, fragment

Description

The "Book of Coming Forth by Day", as a more literal translation goes, is a major Egyptian funerary text that saw use between 1550 and 50 BCE. The text was considered mystical in nature, composed of a variety of spells that were intended to ease an individual's passage through the underworld. This particular fragment shows remnants of both the hieroglyphic script of a spell and the lower portion of an illustrative vignette.

Subject

Manuscripts (Papyri)
Egyptian language--Papyri, Hieroglyphic
Sepulchral monuments--Egypt

Creator

Unknown

Source

PagesFromthePast.Item004

Publisher

Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives (New York, N.Y.)

Date

ca. 800 BCE

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JPEG
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Language

Late Egyptian Hieroglyphic

Coverage

Egypt, Ancient

Original Format

Papyrus fragment

Collection

Citation

Unknown, “Egyptian Book of the Dead, fragment,” Queens College Archives and Special Collections, accessed November 24, 2017, http://archives.qc.cuny.edu/queenscollege/items/show/532.