Wig



Hilton Price Number
HP5
Object Type
Clothing, Wig
Materials
Animal products (Hair) | Mummified remains (Animal remains)
Provenance
Egypt, Akhmim
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

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

Bibliography

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
1037
Auction
Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge: 12–14, 17–21 Jul 1911, Lot 1037
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.
Buyer
Feuardent
Former Owner
Frederick George Hilton Price (1842–1909)
Last modified: 28 Jul 2021

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