...And Yet Another Pectoral of Pyay

Pages 71–78
DOI 10.37520/anpm.2022.005
Keywords pectoral of Pyay, Buchlov Castle, collecting, copying of antiquities, Book of the Dead, paleography
Type of Article Materialia
Citation ONDERKA, Pavel a HONZL, Jiří. ...And Yet Another Pectoral of Pyay. Annals of the Náprstek Museum. Prague: National Museum, 2022, 43(1), 71–78. DOI: https://doi.org/10.37520/anpm.2022.005. ISSN 0231-844X (print), 2533-5685 (online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/annals-of-the-naprstek-museum/43-1/and-yet-another-pectoral-of-pyay
Annals of the Náprstek Museum | 2022/43/1

In 2011, Claude Laroche was able to establish relation between three pectorals of Pyay kept in the collections of three different European museums. He proved that the objects served in the modern times as patterns for one another and established a sequence in which they were made. Another copy belonging to the group was identified in the collections of the Buchlov Castle, South Moravian Region in the Czech Republic. The Buchlov piece is significantly diverging from the others in its form and decoration of the recto. The text of the initial parts of Chapter 30B of the Book of the Dead on the verso of the Buchlov specimen was compared with corresponding texts from the other pieces by the means of paleographic analysis. Based on its results, it was possible to ascertain its position in Laroche’s sequence of the copies of the pectoral of Pyay.

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