About this object

Lid from a pottery slipper-style coffin. Wig, beard and painted zig-zag pattern.

Compare with other examples in Egypt Centre, Swansea University, that are ex Wellcome collection and note that they were acquired at the 1913 Rustafjaell sale, lot 436 (Swansea Egypt Centre numbers W486-9).

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Romano-Egyptian
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    100 BC - 200 AD (Ptolemaic - Roman Period) about
  • Materials
    Pottery
  • 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
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    110 mm x 325 mm x 300 mm
  • Related people
    Robert de Rustafjaell (Collector, previous owner); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum (Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome (Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Wellcome Historical Medical Museum

    Owned from: 1913-06-24
    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: Purchased
    Owned until: 1906-12-19
    Disposal method: Sold
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