Wooden chest



Hilton Price Number
HP1659
Current Location
Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden
Museum Accession Number
F 1953/11.1
Object Type
Furniture, Box/chest/casket
Material
Wood
Provenance
Egypt, Thebes/Luxor
Measurements
Height:16 inches | Width: 9 inches
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian
Animal
Falcon/hawk
Divine Name
Isis | Nephthys

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Description

Sepulchral box, in the form of a pylon of a temple. On one side is a false door, over which are three winged disks ; the sides are much narrower than the front ; on the opposite side to the door are two rows of ṭaṭs and buckles, with a figure of Osiris, with the body of a large ṭaṭ, supported by two uræi which have the heads of Isis and Nephthys. The front and back are likewise ornamented with two rows of ṭaṭs and buckles, beneath which is a mummy lying upon a bier, being guarded by Isis and Nephthys with expanded wings. The box has a lid or cover, upon which is the figure of a mummied hawk. 16 in. X 9 in. Wood, painted in tempera. Thebes.

Bibliography

Price, Frederick George Hilton (1897) A catalogue of the Egyptian antiquities in the possession of F. G. Hilton Price. London: Quaritch. Anonymous (1911). Catalogue of the important and extensive collection of Egyptian antiquities, the property of the late F. G. Hilton-Price, Esq. [...] : which will be sold by auction by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge [...] on Wednesday, 12th July, 1911, and two following days, and on Monday, the 17th of July, and four following days. London: Davy.

Link To Museum Catalogue

https://www.rmo.nl/en/collection/search-collection/collection-piece/?object=900