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.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Old Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    About 2613 - 2181 BC (Dynasty 4 - 6 )
  • 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
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    160 mm x 130 mm x 133 mm
  • Related people

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