Description

    Papyrus Fragments from the
    Egyptian Book of the Dead

    Four papyrus fragments, apparently from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, three showing figures (Egyptian gods), one fragment with hand coloring, plus a fragment in Coptic script on paper. All five preserved between glass. Comprising: Papyrus fragment (measuring approximately 2.6875 x 3.25 inches; 68 x 84 mm.), in black ink, depicting two figures facing one another, and with two horizontal rules above them. Repaired with tape on verso.
    Papyrus fragment (measuring approximately 3.5 x 2 inches; 90 x 52 mm.), in black ink, depicting a portion of the warrior goddess Sekhmet, with her sun disk and cobra crown, facing to the right. Possibly from The Chapter of Opening the Mouth of the Osiris Ani, or The Chapter of Giving a Heart to the Osiris Ani in Khert-Neter, Repaired with tape on verso.
    Papyrus fragment (an irregular shape measuring approximately 2.5 x 1.5625 inches; 65 x 39 mm.), in black ink, depicting most of one figure facing to the left and a tiny portion of another at right edge, and with five lines of text below and to the right, one line in red. A few small stains.
    Papyrus fragment (measuring approximately 1.375 x 2 inches; 35 x 52 mm.), painted in red, yellow, and black, with a small portion of three (?) figures, two in red, with what appears to be a yellow snake wrapped around them, outlined in black, and in between them something black, with one snake just touching it.
    The fragment on paper measures approximately 1.3125 x 2.4375 inches (32 x 63 mm.), and is written in Coptic script on both sides of the paper in black ink in four lines and part of a fifth line, with red marks at the left margin. Tape residue and small piece of tape on recto; three small pieces of tape on verso.
    From the Krown & Spellman Collection.


    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Flat Material, Small (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2015
    4th-5th Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 414

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 March 7 Books Signature Auction Books - New York .

    Learn about consigning with us

    The pre and post sales experience was wonderful and flawless. Heritage has the best in-house operation I have ever seen and their people are not only professional but fun to work with, especially Steve C.

    As for Heritage's online system… Yes the interface is more complex than what we are used to with SAN but what is behind that interface is amazing for sellers and buyers alike. It is real time and for a real serious auction buyer there is nothing better in the auction industry, bar none.
    Ron Cipolla,
    AZ
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 November 10 Space Exploration - Dallas
    2017 November 10 Space Exploration - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $852,131