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Linen bandage with vignettes from the Book of the Dead
332 BCE-330 BCE

Medium
linen, pigment
Measurements
192.0 × 6.3 cm
Place/s of Execution
Egypt
Accession Number
D147-1994
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Accessioned, 1994
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
A long length of bandage which forms a wide, shallow arc when rolled out. Decorated in back ink with vignettes from the first chapter of the Saite Recension of the Book of the Dead, illustrating the journey of the deceased to the tomb and religious ceremonies at the tomb. No inscriptions accompany the scenes.