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Fragments of the Book of the Dead

Period:
Late Period, Saite or Persian
Dynasty:
Dynasty 26–27
Date:
664–404 B.C. or later
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Tomb of Dagi (MMA 807), MMA excavations, 1922–24
Medium:
Papyrus, ink
Dimensions:
H. 18.2 × W. 14.7 cm (7 3/16 × 5 13/16 in.); Framed: H. 22.3 × W. 18.4 cm (8 3/4 × 7 1/4 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1928
Accession Number:
28.3.298
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 130
Museum excavations, 1927-1928. Acquired in the division of finds.

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