Coffin Lid



Hilton Price Number
HP8
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Coffin/sarcophagus/cartonnage, Coffin/sarcophagus lid
Material
Wood (Sycamore)
Provenance
Egypt, Thebes/Luxor, Deir el-Bahri
Measurements
Height: 5' 4"
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian
Divine Name
Anubis | Maat | Nut | Re

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Description

Coffin Lid, the inner one from a coffin of a Priestess of Ȧmen; the mask wears a long striped head-dress, clenched hands protruding below the breasts, and a deep collar or breast-plate painted to represent bead work, with two cross bands, reaching from the neck to the lower margin. Below is the winged disk with the figure of Rā seated, protected on each side by Maāt with extended wings. Various figures of gods, uræi, and hieroglyphics. Then follow Nut, and scenes of the deceased before Anubis, with an altar of offerings and many more vignettes, rows of uræi and lines of hieroglyphics giving titles, etc., of the deceased, but no name appears. This is very well painted, many of the figures are in relief by reason of the amount of paint applied. H. 5 ft. 4 in. Sycamore wood. Dêr el-Baḥarî.

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.