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Title
The judgment of the dead according to the ancient custom of the Egyptians
Names
Richardson, James H., fl. 1848-1880 (Wood engraver)
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888 (Artist)
Collection

Wallach Division Picture Collection

Burial customs - Ancient

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1859
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC BURI - Anc
Topics
Boats -- Egyptian
Egyptians -- To 499
Judges -- Egypt -- To 499
Judicial proceedings -- Egypt -- To 499
Funeral rites & ceremonies -- Egypt -- To 499
Mummies
Genres
Conjectural works
Illustrations
Notes
Source note: From The Eastern, or Old World : embracing ancient and modern history. (New York : American subscription pub. house, 1859) Brownell, Henry Howard (1820-1872), Author.
Content: "A singular custom prevailed, on occasion of the death of any distinguished personage. The deceased, of whatever rank, was placed by the shore of the nearest lake, with a boat in waiting to carry him across. Two-and-forty judges, seated on the bank, listened to any criminal accusations which might be preferred against his former life; and if these were substantiated, the cherished rites of sepulture were denied to him—a doom far more grievous to the Egyptian mind, than any punishment while living. If the charges were not proved, a heavy punishment awaited the accuser."--from source text.
Physical Description
Wood engravings
Hand coloring
Extent: 15 x 23.3 cm
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17706069
Barcode: 33333159466321
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fea818f0-c53c-012f-0755-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1848: Creator Born
  • 1859: Issued
  • 1880: Creator Died
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The judgment of the dead according to the ancient custom of the Egyptians" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1859. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-cd78-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The judgment of the dead according to the ancient custom of the Egyptians" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 22, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-cd78-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1859). The judgment of the dead according to the ancient custom of the Egyptians Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-cd78-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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The judgment of the dead according to the ancient custom of the Egyptians