About this object

Carved limestone fragment with raised relief of the hieroglyphic sign representing a seated king holidng a flagellum. The skin is painted red and the wig black.

Marked on the back "PX 6" which is a reference to the 1906 auction sale catalogue of the Rustafjaell collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge).

Object specifics

  • Type
    Architecture
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes: Deir el Bahri
  • Date made
    1473 BC - 1458 BC about
  • Materials
    Paint; Limestone
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Robert de Rustafjaell
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes: Deir el Bahri
  • Date collected
    1906 before
  • Measurements
    160 mm x 130 mm x 133 mm
  • Related people
    Robert de Rustafjaell (Collector, previous owner); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum (Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome (Previous owner)

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Publications

  • Catalogue of the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities Formed in Egypt by R. de Rustafjaell Esq., Queen's Gate, SW

    Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge

    Author: Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge
    Publisher: Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge
    Date: 1906
    Description: Catalogue of Rober de Rustafjaell's collection sold by Messrs Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge at 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London, on 19, 20 and 21 December 1906.

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Wellcome Historical Medical Museum

    Owned from: 1906-12-19
    How acquired: From Henry Solomon Wellcome
    Owned until: 1971
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Henry Solomon Wellcome

    Owned from: 1906-12-19
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1936-06-25
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Robert de Rustafjaell

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1906-12-19
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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