About this object

Limestone model of an unfinished papyrus column and plain shaft with a band indicated. The purpose of these model columns is still uncertain with suggestions being they served as architectural models or as votive offerings.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    30 BC - 395 AD about
  • Materials
  • 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
  • Measurements
    185 mm x 90 mm x 90 mm
  • Note
    Aquired with another example (1973.4.109) as lot 9 on 29 July 1930. Compare with finished example in the Petrie Museum UC28720.
  • Related people
    Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

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