Volume II Plate 67 - Papyrus manuscript - a Ptolemaic Book of the Dead ~ The Book of the Dead is the modern name for ancient Egyptian manuscripts containing compositions drawn from a repertoire of about 175 individual 'chapters' illustrating the formula for securing eternal life. The Book of the Dead was included in numerous elite burials, written on papyrus rolls, most with their own vignette. Individual chapters occur on other funerary equipment, such as the shabti, headrest, amulets, heart scarab, and also on the coffins, sarcophagi and walls of burial chambers and offering chapels.

This view contains the judgment of the dead person before the gods Osiris, Thoth, Anubis, Horus and Ma'at.

Framed 36 1/2 inches x 49 inches ~ SOLD