Collection ID: 0001 | Metadata type: TEI

LJS 45 Papyrus fragments from The book of the dead

Title

Papyrus fragments from The book of the dead

Other related names

Call number

LJS 45
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

Alternate identifiers

Publisher

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Language

Egyptian

Origin

Written in Egypt between approximately 300 and 150 B.C.
Date
between 300 and 150 B.C
Place
Egypt

Summary

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).

Notes

Extent

9 leaves : 59-81 x 59-143 mm. mounted and bound to 293 x 225 mm

Support

Papyrus

Binding

Late 19th-century morocco , blind and gilt tooled.

Decoration

Illustrations on each fragment.

Script

  • Written in a hieratic script.
  • Provenance

    Subjects topical

    Genres

    Licenses

    Table of contents

    Decorations

    Images


    Fragment 1
    0324_0000.tif (26.4 MB)
    0324_0000_thumb.jpg (4.0 KB)
    0324_0000_web.jpg (327.1 KB)
    Section: Man standing by an altar, apparently throwing a snake at a man with a lance; man on throne receiving gift from standing figure, Fragment 1

    Fragment 2
    0324_0001.tif (20.7 MB)
    0324_0001_thumb.jpg (3.7 KB)
    0324_0001_web.jpg (323.8 KB)
    Section: Man with spear standing before children or other diminutive figures with woman behind him holding up a ritual object, Fragment 2

    Fragment 3
    0324_0002.tif (18.4 MB)
    0324_0002_thumb.jpg (4.6 KB)
    0324_0002_web.jpg (398.0 KB)
    Section: Woman pouring water from a vase onto the upraised hands of a standing man, Fragment 3

    Fragment 4
    0324_0003.tif (23.7 MB)
    0324_0003_thumb.jpg (3.9 KB)
    0324_0003_web.jpg (341.7 KB)
    Section: Bird, Fragment 4

    Fragment 5
    0324_0004.tif (10.4 MB)
    0324_0004_thumb.jpg (5.4 KB)
    0324_0004_web.jpg (448.8 KB)
    Section: Standing figures with animal heads, Fragment 5

    Fragment 6
    0324_0005.tif (11.5 MB)
    0324_0005_thumb.jpg (3.9 KB)
    0324_0005_web.jpg (355.3 KB)
    Section: Two figures, barely discernible, Fragment 6

    Fragment 7
    0324_0006.tif (15.5 MB)
    0324_0006_thumb.jpg (5.3 KB)
    0324_0006_web.jpg (487.5 KB)
    Section: Indiscernible, Fragment 7

    Fragment 8
    0324_0007.tif (14.7 MB)
    0324_0007_thumb.jpg (4.7 KB)
    0324_0007_web.jpg (424.4 KB)
    Section: Figure and vertical object, Fragment 8

    Fragment 9
    0324_0008.tif (20.4 MB)
    0324_0008_thumb.jpg (4.3 KB)
    0324_0008_web.jpg (388.4 KB)
    Section: Isis and other standing figures, Fragment 9

    Bookplates
    0324_0009.tif (117.2 MB)
    0324_0009_thumb.jpg (4.7 KB)
    0324_0009_web.jpg (321.4 KB)
    Decoration: Bookplate