London, South Kensington
28 April 2009
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.)
Collection of William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877); and thence by descent to the present owner.
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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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