• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 186

    A GROUP OF EGYPTIAN LINEN MUMMY BANDAGES FOR HOR-PA-KHEM

    LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 664-332 B.C.

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    A GROUP OF EGYPTIAN LINEN MUMMY BANDAGES FOR HOR-PA-KHEM
    LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 664-332 B.C.
    Ink inscribed with hieratic text from the Book of the Dead, one with Spell 159 reading: 'Spell for a papyrus-amulet of feldspar to be placed at (the throat of the deceased). To be said by Osiris Hor-pa-khem, alias Gayres, justified, son of Ta-Imen. O, you who have come forth today from the gods' house, voice of the Great One, encompass her at (the door of the twin seats...)', 81½ x 1¾ in. (206 x 4.6 cm.); another with Spell 163, Spell for not letting a man's corpse perish in the realm of the dead, 159 x 1¾ in. (404 x 4.5 cm.); three similar with Spell 164, 63¼ x 2½ in. (161 xx 6.5 cm.) max.; and a group of various inscribed papyri (a lot)


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    Nine other mummy bandage fragments are known for Hor-pa-khem, sold Christie's New York in April 1980. They were published two years later in R. A. Caminos, 'The Rendells Mummy Bandages', The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 68 (1982), pp. 145-155.

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    Provenance

    Collected by Mrs Elias-Vaes between the 1960s and the early 1970s.