About this object

Creamy yellow Egyptian alabaster with horizontal veins; the surface has a very high polish. The polishing has partly erased some of the hieroglyphic signs and must therefore have been done afterwards. Dark brown stains occur on the interior surface. Five columns of an inscription, with incised lines separating the columns and forming a box around the whole inscription, have been roughly pecked out, originally filled with a dark substance of which only faint traces remain. From right to left the hieroglyphs read: "Recitation by Nephthys: 'I conceal what is secret, I provide protection for Hapy who is within me. The protection of the Osiris, the god's father, sm-priest in Letopolis, priest who separates the two gods (Horus and Seth), Djehuty, justified, son of the prophet of Amun-ra, Nefer-ka-seker, born to Iret-iru, justified, is the protection of Hapy. (For) the Osiris, the god's father, sm-priest, wnr- priest in Letopolis, priest who separates the two gods, Djehuty, justified, son of the prophet of Amun-ra, Nefer-ka-seker, born to Iret-iru, justified, he is Hapy' ".

Diameter of base 88 mm; interior cavity has concave sides with rounded base; diameter of mouth 104 mm; depth of jar 162 mm.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    664 BC - 332 BC
  • Materials
    Egyptian Alabaster
  • Location
    Item currently on loan
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of 1st Viscount Leverhulme
  • Collector
    William Hesketh Lever
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1824 before
  • Measurements
    265 mm x 161 mm
  • Note
    Part of the Lady Lever Art Gallery antiquities collection.
  • Related people
    Anne Adele Hope ( Previous owner); Henry Thomas Hope ( Previous owner); Thomas Hope ( Collector, previous owner); William Hesketh Lever ( Collector, previous owner); Henry Francis Pelham-Clinton-Hope ( Previous owner)
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Publications

  • Canopic Jars in the Lady Lever Art Gallery in Orientalia 37

    Kemp, Barry J

    Author: Kemp, Barry J
    Publisher:
    Date: 1968
    Description: pp. 63-74

  • Lever as a collector of archaeology and as a sponsor of archaeological excavations by Angela Thomas in Journal of the History of Collections 4 no 2 (1992) pp. 267-271

    Thomas, Angela

    Author: Thomas, Angela
    Publisher: Journal of the History of Collections
    Date: 1992
    Description:

  • The Lever and Hope Sculptures

    Waywell, Geoffrey B

    Author: Waywell, Geoffrey B
    Publisher: Gebr Mann Verlag
    Date: 1986
    Description: Thomas Hope's collection of ancient Roman marble sculptures acquired in Italy is regarded as one of the most important ever to have been formed in Britain. This catalogue, by Geoffrey Waywell, contains a detailed account of the Hope collection in the Lady Lever Art Gallery, and also of the many Hope sculptures now in other collections. 163 black and white illustrations.

Events

  • Christie's Auction House Sale 25 July - 27 July 1917

    Start date: 1917-07-25
    End date: 1917-07-25
    Description: Sale of the collection of Lord Francis Pelham Clinton Hope, 8th Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne.

Ownership

Previous owners

  • William Hesketh Lever

    Owned from: 1917
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1925
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Henry Francis Pelham-Clinton-Hope

    Owned from: 1884
    How acquired: Inherited
    Owned until: 1917
    Disposal method: Sold
  • Anne Adele Hope

    Owned from: 1862
    How acquired: Inherited
    Owned until: 1884
    Disposal method: Bequest
  • Henry Thomas Hope

    Owned from: 1831
    How acquired: Inherited
    Owned until: 1862
    Disposal method: Bequest
  • Thomas Hope

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1831
    Disposal method: Bequest
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