About this object

Granodiroite head of a male wearing a nemes headress with a uraeus. Has been considered to be from the Ptolemaic Period 332 BC - 30 BC, but it is more likely to be a modern forgery. Broken at the neck and mounted on a stone plinth inscribed, "69b HEAD FROM A STATUE OF A PRINCE ABOUT B.C. 800." Acquisiiton details not recorded. Height with the mount is 400 mm.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Art
  • Culture
    Egyptian
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
    Diorite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Bequest of Lt. Col. John Raymond Danson
  • Collector
    Francis Chatillon Danson
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1926 before
  • Measurements
    215 mm x 195 mm x 175 mm
  • Related people
    Edith Danson (Previous owner); Francis Chatillon Danson (Collector, previous owner); John Raymond Danson (Previous owner)

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Publications

  • 'Museum Acquisitions, 1978' in the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology vol. 66

    Bourriau, Janine (editor)

    Author: Bourriau, Janine (editor)
    Publisher: Egypt Exploraration Society
    Date: 1980
    Description: A list of Egyptian antiquities acquired in 1978 by museums in the United Kingdom. The article contains a complete list of the Danson collection of Egyptian antiquities acquired by World Museum in 1977.

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Francis Chatillon Danson

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1926-07-03
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Edith Danson

    Owned from: 1926-07-03
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1950-08-03
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • John Raymond Danson

    Owned from: 1950-08-03
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1976-06-18
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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