Wig consisting of braided human and horse(?) hair. Recorded as coming from Akhmim.
- Catalogue Description
Wig, possibly for a female, consisting of many plaits of human hair, for the top part of the head, with some additions in front of horse hair as a fringe; the back part is open to pass the long back hair through. Aḥmîm
Price, Frederick George Hilton (1897) A catalogue of the Egyptian antiquities in the possession of F. G. Hilton Price. London: Quaritch. [p. 1] 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. 131]
- Van Siclen Number
- Hilton Price Lot Description
- Remains of a Woman's Wig; it consists of finely braided plaits of human hair arranged across two outer bands, to the ends of which are cords for attaching the whole firmly to the head; the long hair originally braided into the plaits has disappeared; Akmin; (5); exceedingly rare and probably a unique example.
- Former Owner
- Frederick George Hilton Price (1842–1909)
- Last modified: 28 Jul 2021