Medium:Modern copy on papyrus
Height: 18 in
Width: 77 in
Scroll with color print of Egyptian storyline.
Detail from the "Book of the Dead": an assortment of spells or "chapters", with accompanying vignettes, written on rolls of papyrus, vellum or leather. It's purpose was to enable the deceased to pass through the underworld in safety and achieve a carefree existence in the hereafter. Because of the text's importance it was often lavishly illustrated.