About this object

Limestone wall fragment of the end of three columns of hieroglyphs with painted raised relief inscription on a white background. The central column reads 'inspect ' (verb). The colours are green, yellow, red, black, white. Dating needs to be considered further at some opportunity.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Architecture
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    2613 BC - 2181 BC (Dynasty 4 BC - 6 ) about
  • Materials
    Paint; Limestone
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry Solomon Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1930 before
  • Measurements
    150 mm x 193 mm x 34 mm
  • Note
    Purchased at Glendining auction house, lot 356, 19 August 1930.
  • Related people
    Wellcome Historical Medical Museum (Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome (Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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