About this object

Inscribed: "The illuminated one, the Osiris, the Lady of the house and chantress of amun, Mut-hetept, justified".

Described by Charles Gatty in 1877 as being inscribed for "Muhotep, who is described as a singing woman of the temple of Amun".

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes
  • Date made
    Dynasty 21
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Mr William Crosfield, 1861
  • Collector
    Hermann Philip
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes
  • Date collected
    1850 - 1860
  • Measurements
    87 mm x 28 mm x 18 mm
  • Note
    Previously in the collection of Dr Herman Philip and Mrs Dora Philip of 32 Gayfield Square, Edinburgh.
  • Related people
    William Henry Crosfield (Previous owner); Hermann Philip (Collector, previous owner)

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Publications

  • 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: 83 page illustrated catalogue 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 Joseph Sams or Lord Valentia collections. The woodcut illustrations were produced by the noted Victorian illustrator and engraver, Llewellynn Frederick William Jewitt FSA. Compared to Mayer's 1852 catalogue there are more detailed descriptions for inscribed objects such as stelae, giving names and titles and the character of the text. Much of this information was provided by Samuel Birch of the British Museum who visited the collections in March 1877.

  • On Some Ancient Glass in the Mayer collection

    Gatty, Charles T

    Author: Gatty, Charles T
    Publisher: Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire
    Date: 1877
    Description: Article by the Assistant Curator of the Mayer Collection within the Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, read out by Gatty before the Society on 22 February 1877.

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Hermann Philip

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1861-04-13
    Disposal method: Donation
  • William Henry Crosfield

    Owned from: 1861-04-13
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1861-04-16
    Disposal method: Sold
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