The text panel accompanying the plate states:
AN antique Egyptian funereal Tablet of hone stone, the field cut out in patterns, and filled in with opaque-coloured stones. The subject depicted is the passage of a soul into Hades in a ship conducted by two genii; on the deck are two large oval spaces which originally contained scarabaei of lapis lazuli, above are emblems and hieroglyphics. At first sight this plaque has the appearance of champ-leve enamel, but on close examination it is evident that in all the spaces, pieces of stone were inserted with a cement of the same colour.
From the Collection of W. H. Forman, Esq.
This is part of the Volume: AL2029 Album of photographs of archaeological finds displayed at the National Exhibition of Works of Art at Leeds in 1868; within the Collection: WXC01 Photographically illustrated book written by William Chaffers of archaeological finds displayed at an exhibition in Leeds in 1868
Source: Historic England Archive
People & Organisations
Photographer: Cundall & Fleming
Archaeology, Art And Design, Exhibition