Sobekmose's book contains about half of the known spells with a number of the spells being in common with the older coffin texts of the middle kingdom, unusually it is inscribed on both sides. Unfortunately the papyrus was in poor condition and has required a number of years of restoration at it's home in the Brooklyn Museum.
Visitors to the museum will now be able to view all three sections of the papyrus after the third and final parts restoration is finished. Sobekmose's book of the dead is currently part of Brooklyn's wonderful display called "The Mummy Chamber".
Book of the Dead of the Goldworker of Amun, Sobekmose. Egypt, from Saqqara. New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, probably reign of Thutmose III to reign of Amunhotep II (circa 1479–1400 ). Papyrus, ink, pigment, 14 x 288 2/3 in. (35.6 x 733.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1777