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Book of the Dead of Ta-Amen, chantress of Amen, daughter of Disyast

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Fragment of the papyrus containing the Book of the Dead of Ta-Amen, Chantress of Amen, Daughter of Disyast, containing chapters 16 to 30, 100 and 12. The vignettes are neatly drawn and placed close to the texts they illustrate.


Said to be from Saqqara, tomb of Ta-amen; by 1892: Martin Brimmer collection; 1892: given to the MFA by Martin Brimmer.

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer

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

Object Place

Saqqara, Egypt


Overall: 36.5 x 280 cm (14 3/8 x 110 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Books and manuscripts, Manuscripts