Pectoral plate

Hilton Price Number
Current Location
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museum Accession Number
Object Type
Jewellery, Pectoral
Third Intermediate Period
Twenty-first Dynasty
Egypt, Thebes/Luxor, Deir el-Bahri
Height: 9.1 cm
Number of Elements
Divine Name

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Pectoral plate, of pylon form; in the centre of the obverse are two ṭaṭs with a large buckle upon each side; on the reverse is the figure of a priest, whose name is illegible, kneeling before the god Anubis; it has six perforations on the top and eight at the bottom of the plaque for affixing it to the breast of the mummy. Dark blue faience. 3½ in. X 3½ in Dêr el-Baḥari.


Price, Frederick George Hilton (1897) A catalogue of the Egyptian antiquities in the possession of F. G. Hilton Price. London: Quaritch. [p. 139] 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. [p. 85pl. XVI]

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Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge: 12–14, 17–21 Jul 1911, Lot 674
Hilton Price Lot Description
A very fine PECTORAL, shaped as a pylon or Temple; of fine faience with rich blue glazing; on one side is painted, in black, two "Tats" between two large ties or buckles; on the back is shown the figure of a Priest kneeling and making an offering to the god Anubis; above the figures a line of hieroglyphs; height 3½ in., width 3¾ in.; from Déhr-el-Bahari; (1436B); a very fine and valuable specimen (PI. XVI)
Former Owner
Frederick George Hilton Price (1842–1909)
Last modified: 24 Jun 2021

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