About this object

An image of the Nile flood god Hapy with an offering table supporting two water jars and two lotus plants. Hapy wears a crown of papyrus buds and blossoms, a broad collar of beads, a divine beard, armlets and a narrow girdle with pleated linen in front. Above the offering table is an inscription in hieroglyphs. This plaque originally functioned as a decorative element that may have covered the door or lower part of a wooden shrine. At each end three holes are pierced, one of which still holds a round button ended pin. The bottom of the crown is now broken away from the head.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    747 BC - 525 BC
  • Materials
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry Solomon Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    283 mm x 111 mm x 11 mm
  • Related people
    Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

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