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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 147

    AN EGYPTIAN 'BOOK OF THE DEAD' PAPYRUS FRAGMENT FOR THE REGIMENT COMMANDER, MAHU

    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII, CIRCA 1450 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN 'BOOK OF THE DEAD' PAPYRUS FRAGMENT FOR THE REGIMENT COMMANDER, MAHU
    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII, CIRCA 1450 B.C.
    Inscribed with hieroglyphs in red and black ink with 9 fragmentary columns from spell 1 Bull of the West, with lower part of feet from a vignette above, on the reverse a strip inscribed with part of a htp-di-nsw formula, mounted on paper
    8½ x 6½ in. (21.5 x 16.5 cm.)


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    Stele 307 in the British Museum, London, bears the same title and name of Mahu, together with his wife Nefertiry.

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    Provenance

    Collection of William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877); and thence by descent to the present owner.