About this object

Copper alloy statuette of Khonsu in the form of Khonsemweset-Neferhotep, with the head of a falcon, in striding pose, with right hand now missing. A cartouche shaped pedestal base is inscribed in hieroglyphs and records the name of the dedicatee Harsiesi [Hrw-sA-Ast] Great of the house, Corn-measurer of the divine adoratress.His father's name is Pedehorresnet [pA-dj-Hrw-rsnt] and his mother was called Shepenesi [Sp-n-Ast]. Described by Professor Percy Newberry as being of a "fine technique” and dating to the Saite Period.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    About 747 - 525 BC
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    19th Century
  • Measurements
    155 mm x 50 mm x 90 mm
  • Note
    See http://www.griffith.ox.ac.uk/gri/3pm8sta5.pdf for an online catalogue entry with copy of the names inscribed on hieroglyphs on the pedestal.
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer (Associated Person, collector, previous owner)

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  • Catalogue of the Mayer Collection Part 1. The Egyptian, Babylonian and Assyrian Antiquities. Second and Revised Edition.

    Gatty, Charles

    Author: Gatty, Charles
    Publisher: The Committee of the Liverpool Free Public Library, Museum and Gallery of Art
    Date: 1879
    Description: Catalogue of most of Joseph Mayer's Egyptian and Near Eastern collection that was on display. It also includes a small number of other collections, such as those given by Mr William Crosfield in 1861, some by Mr Charles Stoess in 1869, and others by Mr J. A. Tinne in 1870. Occasionally reference will be made to the provenance of objects, in particular if they are from the Jospeh Sams or Lord Valentia (ex Henry Salt) collections. There are illustrations of some objects, in particular the amulets, by Mr Ll. Jewitt, FSA. Compared to Mayer's 1852 cataloue there are more detailed descriptions for inscribed objects such as stelae, giving names and titles and the character of the text, provided by Samuel Birch of the British Museum who visited the collections in March 1877.

  • 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

  • 'The Egyptian Collection', in Margaret Gibson and Susan Wright (eds). Joseph Mayer of Liverpool 1803-1886

    Shore, A. F.

    Author: Shore, A. F.
    Publisher: Society of Antiquaries in association with National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside
    Date: 1988
    Description: Description of Joseph Mayer's Egyptian collection written by A. F. Shore who was Brunner Professor of Egyptology at the University of Liverpool. Unfortunately there are a few errors in the description of objects.

  • Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Statues, Reliefs and Paintings Volume VIII: Objects of Provenance Not Known Part 2

    Jaromir Malek, assisted by Diana Magee and Elizabeth Miles

    Author: Jaromir Malek, assisted by Diana Magee and Elizabeth Miles
    Publisher: Griffith Institute
    Date: 1999
    Description: Part 2: Private Statues (Dynasty XVIII to the Roman Period) and Statues of Deities, and Index: to parts 1 and 2. Details can be found at the Griffith Institute website: http://www.griffith.ox.ac.uk/gri/3staintr.html Some of the publication can be found online: http://www.griffith.ox.ac.uk/gri/3pm8sta5.pdf


Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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