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papyrus

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA9978

  • Description

    Book of the Dead of Candace; Hieratic text verso and recto; black outline vignettes.

  • Culture/period

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  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 32.8 centimetres (frame)
    • Width: 29.9 centimetres (frame)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        hieroglyphic
      • Inscription Position

        both sides
  • Bibliography

    • Quirke 1993 40 bibliographic details
  • Condition

    Papyrus Survey: Condition Details: Papyrus: stained, cockled Black ink Backed: brown paper Mount Details: Sandwich: glass Sandwich: board Window verso Binding: leather Object Priority: B Mount Priority: A Overall Condition: B Curatorial condition comment: good

  • Associated titles

    • Title: Book of the Dead
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1821

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA9978

  • Registration number

    .9978

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