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MME 1981:022 :: Book of the Dead

Object description
Written document. Book of Death. Papyrus with hieratic text and pictures from the Book of Death. Has belonged to the man Khahapi son of Eseweret.
Inventory number
MME 1981:022
Book of the Dead
Object, Swedish
Country - Findspot
Egypt : Africa
Country, Swedish - Findspot
Material, Swedish
Purchased by B & J McAlpine, London (£ 9000); Has belonged to Khayat collection in New York.
Acquisition, Swedish
Inköpt av B & J McAlpine, London (£ 9000); har tillhört Khayats samling i New York.
Description, Swedish
Skrivet dokument. Dödsboken. Papyrus med hieratisk text och bilder från Dödsboken. Har tillhört en man vid namn Khahapi, son till Eseweret.
Written document. Book of Death. Papyrus with hieratic text and pictures from the Book of Death. Has belonged to the man Khahapi son of Eseweret.
27th Dynasty, Late Period - Ptolemaic Time Period (525-31 BC)
Period, Swedish
27e dynastin, Sentiden - Ptolemeisk tid (525-31 f Kr)
Name - Photographer
Kaneberg, Ove
Ove Kaneberg, photographer at the The Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm, 1995-2016.
Source - http
collections.smvk.se, collections.smvk.se, collections.smvk.se, digitaltmuseum.org
Source, Viaf - same as
Source, Kulturnav - same as
Exhibition - Current
Egypten, 2014-

The history of Egypt is long, from the first settlements in the Nile Valley around 7000 years ago to the present day. Egypt was for a long period of time ruled by autocratic kings – the pharaohs. At other times, it was part

of larger empires such as the Persian, Roman and Ottoman.

The pharaonic culture was characterised by high conservatism.

Things were – and should be – as they always had been.

Old traditions and ways of thinking lived on, long after the last pharaohs.

They were present in the customs and traditions of the Middle Ages and are present in Egypt today.

Welcome on a walk through the history of Egypt!

Time - Start
Exhibition, Part of - Current
New Egypt, 8, The way to eternal life
Exhibition, showcase - Current
Egypten 8.1
Exhibition - Previously
Egypten, 1982-2012

The Egyptian exhibition shows various aspects of life in Pharaonic Egypt from 3000 BC to the Christian era. There are also many objects from the prehistoric period, starting around 5000 BC. Most of the objects came to Sweden in the late 19:century, and have been donated to the museum from private collections.

The Egyptian Exhibition contains, in addition to mummified humans, also mummies of cats, birds, fishes and snakes. The Goddess Isis with the child Horus in her lap meets the visitors as they enter the exhibition. The pose she holds occurs commonly in western art where the Virgin Mary with the child Jesus often is portrayed in the same position.

A portrait of the well-known pharaoh Sesostris was donated to Sweden by the Egyptian government in recognition both of Swedish participation when the Assuan-dam was built and of professor Torgny Säve-Söderbergh as an internationally well-known Egyptologist. (www.medelhavsmuseet.se, 2010-09-01)

The exhibition was made already in 1982. In 2002 there was a change, several of the galleries (4-8) on the upper floor were closed.

Time - Start
Time - End
Exhibition, Part of - Previously
Egyptian gallery 2, showcase 02:06
Egypt, Number in Exhibition
Egyptenutställningen 2014, English - Label
This Book of the Dead papyri belonged to a man named Khahapi that lived in the fourth century BC. In contains, amongst other, spells for expelling dangerous snakes. The vignettes show Khahapi together with his Ba-soul, travelling by boat on the waters of the Netherworld and being led to his tomb by Anubis.
Egyptenutställningen 2014, Swedish - Label

Denna Dödsbokspapyrus tillhörde en man som hette Khahapi och som levde på 300-talet f. Kr. Den innehåller bland annat besvärjelser för att driva bort farliga ormar. Bilderna visar Khahapi tillsammans med sin Ba-själ, hur han åker båt på Dödsrikets vatten och hur han leds till sin grav

av Anubis.

3. Papyrusfragment med en del av kapitel

Sayed, MDAIK 36, 357 ff, 390.
Length / Längd
180 cm
Height / Höjd
40 cm
H. 40 cm, L. 180 cm.
Date - Registration
2010-01-27; 2013-10-30

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