Coffin for a snake



Hilton Price Number
HP2094
Current Location
Bolton Museum and Art Gallery
Museum Accession Number
BOLMG:1983.1.2
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Coffin/sarcophagus/cartonnage, Coffin/sarcophagus of animals, Coffin/sarcophagus of reptile
Material
Wood
Provenance
Egypt, Thebes/Luxor
Measurements
Height: 6½ inches | Length: 1⅝ inches
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian
Animal
Snake

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Description

Rectangular Case for containing the mummy of a snake ; made out of a solid piece of wood, hollowed out, with the figure of a snake carved upon the top of it in relief. 6½ in. X 1⅝ in. 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
http://boltonsegypt.co.uk/object/ancient-egyptian-snake-or-eel-reliquary-dated-664-332-bc/
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