Artist Egyptian
  • The Book of the Dead of Nes-Min, Section 8
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 1988.10.8
Department Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed: This leaf contains the text of: BD 43: For Preventing a Man's Decapatation. BD 44: For Not Dying Again. BD 45: For Not Putrefying. BD 46: For Not Perishing and For Being Alive. BD 47: For Preventing the Taking of His Place and Throne. BD 48: (same as BD 10) For Not Letting Him Go Forth Against His Enemies in the West. BD 50: For Not Entering into the Shambles of the God (the God's Place of Execution). BD 51: For Not Walking Upside Down in the God's Domain. BD 52: For Not eating Dung in the God's Domain. BD 54: For Giving Breath to Him. BD 57: For Breathing Air and having Power Over Water. BD 59: For Breathing Air, etc. BD 60: The Double Doors of the Sky Are Opened. BD 61: For Not Letting a man's Soul be Taken Away. BD 63: For Drinking Water and Not Being Burnt by Fire. BD 67: For Opening the Tomb. BD 73: (Same as BD 9) For Going Out into the Day After Opening the Tomb. BD 74: For Being Swift-footed When Going Out from the Earth. BD 75: For Going to Heliopolis and Receiving a Throne There. BD 76: For Being Transformed into Any Shape One May Wish To Take. BD 77: For Being Transformed Into a Falcon of Gold. BD 78: For Being Transformed Into a Divine Falcon.
1988-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
"Selected recent acquisitions." Bulletin of the DIA 64, no. 4 (1989): 55 (ill.).

Mosher, Jr., Malcolm. "Theban and Memphite Book of the Dead Traditions in the late Period." Journal Of The American Research Center In Egypt XXII (1992): 143-172, fig. 3.