Coffin



Hilton Price Number
HP11a
Current Location
National Museums Liverpool: World Museum
Museum Accession Number
1978.291.433
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Coffin/sarcophagus/cartonnage
Period
Late Period
Dynasty
Twenty-fifth Dynasty
Material
Wood
Provenance
Egypt, Thebes/Luxor
Measurements
Height: 395mm | Width: 612mm | Depth: 80 mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

Part of the proper right side of the wooden outer anthropoid coffin of a lady called Tanetaa. On the exterior an ornamental kheker-frieze runs along the top edge. Below this are ten columns of hieroglyphic text between coloured block-borders. On the interior there is a single right-facing vertical line of polychrome hieroglyphs between linear borders. The proper left side of the coffin is in the British Museum (EA 30360). The mummy case of Tanetaa's husband is also in the British Museum (1893,0514.183); her mummy, mummy case and cartonnage case are in the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago (30005). Acquired from the collections of the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum in 1971 and accessioned in 1978.

Catalogue Description

Coffin, part of the side of a coffin; the top is decorated with a frieze of xakeru ornaments [hieroglyphs], green upon red ground. The hieroglyphics are arranged in vertical columns of many colours, very well drawn, upon a white ground. 2 ft. X 1 ft. 3½ in. Wood. Luxor.

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.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/artifact/coffin-fragment-of-tanetaa

Van Siclen Number
869
Auction
Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge: 12–14, 17–21 Jul 1911, Lot 869
Hilton Price Lot Description
A large Piece from the side of a mummy coffin; of wood, painted with ornamental borders and hieroglyphs in varied colours; the background white; 24 in. by 15½ in.; from Luxor; (11A); the hieroglyphs unusually well drawn.
Buyer
Heape
Former Owner
Frederick George Hilton Price (1842–1909)

Language
Egyptian
Script
Hieroglyphic
Last modified: 28 Jul 2021

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