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Linen fragment inscribed with the Book of the Dead

Third Intermediate Period
Dynasty 21–24
ca. 1070–712 B.C.
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Tomb 807 (Dagi), MMA excavations, 1927–28
Linen, ink
L. 96.5 × H. 5 cm (38 × 1 15/16 in.); Framed: H. 8.4 × L. 99.5 cm (3 5/16 × 39 3/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1928
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 130
Preserved here is the top part of a linen roll inscribed in hieratic with three chapters from the Book of the Dead.
Excavated by the Museum Egyptian Expedition in 1927-28. Alloted to the Museum by the Egyptian Government in the division of finds.

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