The Book of the Dead: Egyptian Textiles from the Cadbury Research Library

Locations
Main Library Foyer
Category
Exhibitions
Date(s)
Tuesday 8th October (09:00) - Monday 4th November 2013 (18:00)
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Free exhibition

Non University ID card holders please register at Main Library reception

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Description
Egyptian-textile

Four sections of Egyptian funerary cloth dating from 300-30BC, recently conserved by the British Museum. 

The linen funerary cloth depicts the judgment of the dead from chapter 125 of the Book of the Dead, with the seated figure of Osiris, god of the dead, awaiting the person whom the cloth was made for.

These early textile sections are held by the Cadbury Research Library as part of the Mingana Collection of Middle Eastern Manuscripts, collected in the 1920s.