About this object

Fragment of limestone with two carved inscriptions in low relief. Possibly from a stela or from the wall of a monument or tomb fitting. A pair of walking legs orientated right (Gardiner D54) above the sign for a hill over which are the rays of the rising sun (Gardiner N28). Old Kingdom? Dating uncertain.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Art
  • Culture
    Old Kingdom; Middle Kingdom; New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    2686 BC - 2181 BC
  • Materials
    Limestone
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Mr William Crosfield, 1861
  • Collector
    Hermann Philip
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1850 - 1860
  • Measurements
    127 mm x 100 mm x 20 mm
  • Note
    Previously in the collection of Dr Herman Philip and Mrs Dora Philip of 32 Gayfield Square, Edinburgh.
  • Related people
    William Henry Crosfield ( Previous owner); Hermann Philip ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Hermann Philip

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1861-04-13
    Disposal method: Donation
  • William Henry Crosfield

    Owned from: 1861-04-13
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1861-04-16
    Disposal method: Sold
Object view = Humanities
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