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Fragment of a judgement scene from the Book of the Dead

Manuscript of papyrus showing the judgement scene from the Book of Dead. Scene from Left to Right: Female-standing, facing right, only waist down; Male-seated, facing right, only waist down; Dog-seated on table, facing left; Male-standing, facing left, only waist down; Small dog/baboon?-headed...

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Provenance

Said to have been purchased by the donor's family in Thebes in late 19th Century. By 1995: Mr. Charles Reeve Shackford, Jr. collection; 1995: given to the MFA by Mr. Charles Reeve Shackford, Jr. (Accession Date: January 24, 1996)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Charles Reeve Shackford, Jr.

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 305–30 B.C.

Accession Number

1995.832

Medium or Technique

Papyrus

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Books and manuscripts, Manuscripts