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Hieratic copy of the Book of the Dead written on papyrus for the Chief Baker Padiamenet who was from the domain of Amun. It is dated to the early 22nd Dynasty (c.945-715 BC).
After the New Kingdom the Book of the Dead was often abbreviated into a short section of text written in hieratic - and a picture of the deceased worshiping Osiris or the sun-god was included. This allowed a larger number of the population to an affordable hope for an after-life.