Cartonnage breast covering



Accession Number
W889
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Cartonnage display
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Coffin/sarcophagus/cartonnage
Periods
Late Period to Graeco-Roman Period
Dynasty
Ptolemaic Period
Materials
Plaster | Textile/fibres (Linen)
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Height: 305mm | Width: 405mm | Depth: 1mm
Number of Elements
1
Divine Name
Isis | Nephthys | Osiris

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Description

A cartonnage breast covering in the form of a floral collar with hawk-headed terminals (only one remaining) and a pectoral depicting Osiris, Isis and Nephthys. It dates from the late Dynastic to the Ptolemaic Period. It is from the Frankland Hood Collection. Lot 137 was a group of cartonnage items. Most of the Hood items were, according to the sale catalogue, from the Theban area.

Wellcome Number
30965 (Wellcome number assumed as it fits description on flimsy.)
Auction
Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge: 11 Nov 1924, Lot 137
Previous Owners
Rev. William Frankland Hood (1824–1864) | Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 18 Oct 2020

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