Gaming piece



Hilton Price Number
HP2958
Current Location
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum Accession Number
26.7.1452
Object Type
Implements and utensils, Game, Game component, Game piece
Period
New Kingdom
Dynasty
Eighteenth Dynasty
Ruler
Hatshepsut
Material
Wood
Provenance
Egypt, Thebes/Luxor
Measurements
Height: 11½ inches
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian
Animal
Lion/lioness

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Description

Draughtsman, with the head of a lion finely carved ; this is one of the set found a few years ago, most of the others are in the British Museum, they are supposed to have come from the tomb of Queen Ḥātshepset (Maāt-ka-Rā), of the XVIIIth dynasty. H. 1½ in. Wood. 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.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/547625

Last modified: 14 Sep 2021

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