About this object

Butterfly-shaped wooden cramp used to hold two building blocks together. It is inscribed in sunk relief: "good god Menmaatra", the throne name (prenomen) of the 19th Dynasty pharaoh Sety I. Possibly from Abydos. Width of the cramp at the centre is 77 mm.

The object was acquired as lot 315 at Stevens Auction and Sales Rooms on 29 September 1908.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1294 - 1279 BC (Dynasty 19: Reign of Sety I)
  • 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
    64 mm x 106 mm x 386 mm
  • Related people

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