Maker Egyptian
  • The Book of the Dead of Nes-Min, Section 1
Date between 4th and 3rd century BCE
Medium Ink on papyrus
Dimensions Framed: 22 5/8 × 28 5/8 × 1 3/8 inches (57.5 × 72.7 × 3.5 cm)
Image (approx. average of leaf): 13 3/4 × 21 5/8 inches (34.9 × 54.9 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Allan Shelden III Fund, Ralph Harman Booth Bequest Fund, and Hill Memorial Fund
Accession Number 1988.10.1
Department Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed: The text on this leaf contains BD 8: For Opening Up the West by Day. BD 9: For Going Out into the Day After Opening the Tomb. BD 10: Another Spell for Going Out into the Day. BD 11: For Going Out Against a Foe in The Realm of the Dead. BD 12: For Going in and Out. BD 15: Worship of Re when He Rises in the Horizon. 15c: Worship of Re, etc.
1988-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)