The Department of Egyptian Antiquities in the British Museum preserves one of the most extensive collections outside Egypt of funerary papyri, among which the greatest number bear texts from the repertory known to the ancient Egyptians as the "Formulae for Going Forth by Day", and known to modern scholarship as the "Book of the Dead". This work presents the papyrus of Nu, an 18th Dynasty official. This early manuscript is shown in its original form with full photographic reproduction and colour photographs of its several fine vignettes. These are accompanied by an introduction on the identitiy of the owner and the reasons for the selection and order of the particular texts included.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description British Museum Press, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Published by British Museum Press in 1997, this is the first hardback printing of Gunther Lapp's THE PAPYRUS OF NU: Volume 1 Catalogue of the Books of the Dead in the British Museum. 91 pages plus 88 pages of full page b/w plates, blue and gilt cloth binding, the book is in good condition with some bumping to the bottom corners of the boards. The dust jacket is also good with moderate creasing and very minor edge and spine chipping. Bookseller Inventory # 2208
Book Description British Museum Press, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0714119024