About this object

Fragment of a figurine of a shaven haired man. Broken at waist and both arms missing. Pectoral muscles indicated. Collected by Mrs Eleanor Frances Berens.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Art
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1985 BC - 1650 BC about
  • Materials
    Wood
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Eleanor Frances Berens
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1923 before
  • Measurements
    116 mm x 40 mm x 38 mm
  • Note
    Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession number 24748A . Purchased at Sotheby's 31 July 1923 (Berens collection, lot. 75).
  • Related people
    Eleanor Frances Berens ( Collector, previous owner); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Previous owner)

Explore related

Publications

  • Catalogue of the MacGregor Collection of Egyptian Antiquities (Sotheby's 26 June - 6 July 1922)

    Newberry, Percy

    Author: Newberry, Percy
    Publisher: Sotheby's
    Date: 1922
    Description: Professor Percy Newberry was very familiar with MacGregor's collection and produced the text for Sotheby's catalogue. There is useful detail, such as where the objects were collected and some photographs.

Events

  • Sotheby's Auction House Sale of the MacGregor Collection 26 June - 6 July 1922

    Start date: 1922-06-26
    End date: 1922-06-26
    Description: Sale of Revd. William MacGregor's collection of Egyptian antiquities.

Ownership

Previous owners

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