Egyptian Hieroglyphs Alphabet Marble Coaster

£10.99
In stock
Delivery
Returns and FAQs:
Exclusive

Exclusive to the British Museum, a marble coaster inspired by the ancient Egyptian hieroglyph alphabet.

The coaster is part of a range accompanying the British Museum exhibition Hieroglyphs: unlocking ancient Egypt.

This coaster is made in Italy from Botticino marble which is quarried in Verona, and features the ancient Egyptian hieroglyph alphabet alongside its Latin counterpart.

The design is inspired by the hieroglyph symbols featured on a watercolour study by Henry Beechey (1788/9-1862), of an ancient Egyptian wall painting from the tomb of Pharaoh Sety (Seti) I.  Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs were developed c.3000 BC, and were used for formal inscriptions. The alphabet is comprised of a series of symbols and characters, which includes birds, reeds and ankhs. The hieroglyphs were sometimes called ‘The Words of the Gods’ and were mainly used by priests.

This unique home gift is perfect for beginners to writing hieroglyphs.

  • Product Code: CMCK76090
  • Product Weight: 0.26Kg
  • Theme: Ancient Egypt
  • Dimensions: H10 x W0.8 x L10cm
  • Exhibition: Hieroglyphs: unlocking ancient Egypt
  • Material: Italian Botticino marble
  • Postage Weight: 0.25 Kg

Exclusive to the British Museum, a marble coaster inspired by the ancient Egyptian hieroglyph alphabet.

The coaster is part of a range accompanying the British Museum exhibition Hieroglyphs: unlocking ancient Egypt.

This coaster is made in Italy from Botticino marble which is quarried in Verona, and features the ancient Egyptian hieroglyph alphabet alongside its Latin counterpart.

The design is inspired by the hieroglyph symbols featured on a watercolour study by Henry Beechey (1788/9-1862), of an ancient Egyptian wall painting from the tomb of Pharaoh Sety (Seti) I.  Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs were developed c.3000 BC, and were used for formal inscriptions. The alphabet is comprised of a series of symbols and characters, which includes birds, reeds and ankhs. The hieroglyphs were sometimes called ‘The Words of the Gods’ and were mainly used by priests.

This unique home gift is perfect for beginners to writing hieroglyphs.

  • Product Code: CMCK76090
  • Product Weight: 0.26Kg
  • Theme: Ancient Egypt
  • Dimensions: H10 x W0.8 x L10cm
  • Exhibition: Hieroglyphs: unlocking ancient Egypt
  • Material: Italian Botticino marble
  • Postage Weight: 0.25 Kg
Write Your Own Review
You're reviewing:Egyptian Hieroglyphs Alphabet Marble Coaster