About this object

Wooden kohl pot in the shape of a column with a palm-leaf capital. Down the front is a single vertical line of inscription, written in black with a yellow background. The name of the owner appears to be Heka. The inscription reads: sS nsw HqA mAa-xrw : 'The Royal Scribe Heka, true of voice. It has also been suggested it could be read sS nswyHqA mAa-xrw : The Scribe Heqanesy, true of voice'. The base is in a deeper coloured wood, possibly cedar. There are traces of the cosmetic still at the bottom of the pot. Joseph Mayer acquired this from the Joseph Sams collection (no. 250), perhaps bought in 1850.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 1069 BC (Dynasty 18)
  • Materials
    Wood
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1850
  • Measurements
    82 mm x 22 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer (Associated Person, collector, previous owner); Joseph Sams (Previous owner)

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Publications

  • Egyptian Treasures in Europe volume 4: National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside, Liverpool

    Andrea Davies and Dirk van der Plas (ed.)

    Author: Andrea Davies and Dirk van der Plas (ed.)
    Publisher: Utrecht University
    Date: 2001
    Description: CD ROM with 1500 objects from World Museum's Egyptian collection, including some destroyed in World War Two. This is now available online: http://www.globalegyptianmuseum.org/default.aspx

  • Handbook and Guide to the Egyptian Collection on Exhibition in the Public Museums, Liverpool 4th Edition

    Newberry, Percy; Peet, Thomas Eric

    Author: Newberry, Percy; Peet, Thomas Eric
    Publisher: City of Liverpool Public Museums
    Date: 1932-03
    Description:

  • 'The Provincial and Private Collections of Egyptian Antiquities in Great Britain' in Recueil de Travaux relatifs a la philologie et a l'archeologie egyptienne et assyriennes. Volume 10

    Edwards, Amelia

    Author: Edwards, Amelia
    Publisher: Libr. Honoré Champion
    Date: 1898
    Description: An article by Ameila Edwards of the Egypt Exploration Society published within the journal, 'Recueil de Travaux' edited by Maspero. Edwards describes the provenance of the collection and includes details, including copies of inscriptions for 11 objects. Read the article online at http://archive.org/stream/recueildetravaux10masp#page/120/mode/2up

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: 1850
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donated
  • Joseph Sams

    Owned from: 1839
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1850
    Disposal method: Sold
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